How unfair can a church become?

Fairness is a word that has always puzzled em a bit. I hear people use it a lot in a lot of different contexts. I hear people say that so and so got what was fair. Or that the only fair thing to do is….

I even have heard people in church say , “that’s not fair”. And you know what, church isn’t called to be fair. Church is called to fix brokenness. Church is a place where people are to come together and begin reconciling all things to the glory of God. All things. Reconciled. For Gods Glory. Fixing what has become broken, however it became broken. Picking up each little piece and some how molding them to other pieces until it’s O.K. again.

“Breaking yourself open and pouring yourself out for people who may never say thank you, that’s not fair.  Because God is not fair.”

Rob Bell says this in his book Jesus wants to save christians. I read this at 4 A.M. this morning and it will not stop ringing in my head. I love it when this happens to me,because I know God is moving me. Stretching me and changing my whole outlook on things. Every day is like a new picture show here recently where one frame is being replaced by another, and then another, and then another.

Following Christ is not fair. Servant hood is not fair. Submission is not fair. Loving our enemy is not fair. Feeding the poor and homeless with our resources we have worked so hard for is not fair. Spending more time with a group of young people trying to teach them about Christ while your friends are on a golf course enjoying beer and companionship is not fair. Sharing a meal with someone who constantly puts you down and makes you feel terrible is not fair. Loving people who will not reciprocate is not fair.

But neither is God. I do not treat God fairly. But he still loves me. He died for me. That was not fair. He healed my children without expectancy, that was not fair. He takes me back every time I walk away and that is not fair. He never doubts me even when I doubt him, which is not fair. He doesn’t hold a grudge against me, even when I do against him and that is not fair.

I am so glad that God is not fair.

Shalom.

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I have no words……

Freddie……

it’s no secret, Queen is one of my all time favorite bands. And as far as front men go, Freddie Mercury was, in my opinion, one of the best. It’s one of those bands that I never got a chance to see live. But if I could pick any band of all time to go back and see, they would be in the top five. This is my favorite queen song from 1985 at Live Aid.

Some prayer please!!!!!

I don’t know her. I have never met here, but I have been following here situation for a few weeks now. This is Gracyn Denbesten’s story. She needs a new heart. Her story has been amazing so far. I encourage each one of you, at least the thirty that average my blog daily, to check it out. And to pray. Her courage and strength is mind boggling to me. Thanks!!

 

Shalom.

Vaseline…the wonder gel!!!!

I thought I knew…….

You ever thought you knew someone? I mean really know. Develop a relationship, one that you thought was sincere. One that you invested a lot of time into. One you believed to be authentic. Have you ever poured your heart, dreams, and visions out to someone? Ever had them fan the flames and encourage you, push you, stretch you? Cheer you on, help you succeed? I have. In fact, a lot of my friends are this way. My wife is one hundred percent this way. And here is the deal. When this kind of bond is built with me, it doesn’t go away. I reciprocate the investment. I hang out in the trenches and dance on mountains with my inner circle of people. You know who you are. I love each and every one of you. I wear my heart on my sleeve. it’s out there for the taking. And i am finding out that it hurts really bad when inner circle people become careless. And I bet you know who you are also. Careless is probably the best word I can come up with. In all aspects of the definition of that word. i guess when some people are done with you, then they are just plain done with you. And the wake of carelessness is sometimes unpredictable

Shalom….

What are you doing Easter Sunday?

Who me? Going to see The Dead at the Greensboro Coliseum. Their first show in four years. The first time I have seen them in four years. Yea I know, no Jerry. Trust me I understand. Been there with the Bear and without and it doesn’t compare. But it will be nice to see Phil, Bobby, Mickey, and the gang playing with the hardest working man in Rock and Roll, Warren Haynes. In a world where Jonas Fallout Spears are force fed down our throats, it’s nice to know that an evening of QUALITY music is only about ten miles away. 

Shalom