yet so wonderfully awesome
I've been thinking lately about how it is that we look at some people who are willing to put their entire lives on the line for the Kingdom and think that they must have something that we lack - but really, I think it's just a matter of how much you are learning to see. We all would equally throw away everything if we could see the Kingdom as well as the man or woman who has apparently "sacrificed" everything to get there.I dig this pic :)
Sue, it really is about seeing and trusting isn't it? When we see and know that the only place we are safe and secure is in a relationship of dependence on God, dropping the things that fill our head, hands, and heart and stand in the way begins to look like the only choice that makes sense. As we learn and see more as you said, staying in the same place on the same old road just begins to look as stupid as it really is.
I wish, though, that once we "see" the reality enough to begin walking toward it - or walking in it, really - that life would get easier and less messy. But the thing is, once you start walking in it, you really start discarding all the stuff that impedes.And my goodness, that looks messy!!But hey, I guess my desire to "have it all together" and be all "shiny for Jesus" is just to feel more comfortable within the "Christian culture". Jesus, though, the King of the Kingdom - he was a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief.
Sue, all of that just seems to be lingering baggage from the lie of religion and the civilized societies we have grown up in. I think it was Anne LaMott I heard say: "Our lives must be bragable."It's a lie and a joke.
Hey! We miss you. I'm working my way through the shack and am getting close to finishing. It's got some really good stuff. I love the part about when papa describes himself as the life and there really being no life at all without him. I love the way he phrases/ explains that. i'll have to get the reference... Love to all of you
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