Everyone has a past. Some parts of our past we’re proud of. Some parts, not so much. And some parts, well, those are just plain painful. And yet, so many people cling to the past as if it were a teddy bear when in actuality it’s more akin to a porcupine. And yet, as people of faith, we fundamentally believe in a God who acts – and when God acts, he takes people from where they are and moved them into something new. But, the challenge is to leave the past behind so we can become what God is calling us to be.