Tuesday, June 23, 2009

harder than I thought!

I'm discovering something about myself - I'm much better at resisting than I am at persisting. I really fired off lots of stuff when I first starting this blog. That's when I was resisting nearly everything. Now, that I am trying to discover "that at which I would persist, no matter where I am" the ideas are much harder to come by.

So far, here's what I've got:

  1. Music - I love playing guitar, though I am only almost good. I love iTunes. Is there a 12-step program for downloading music? I need it, because I am powerless to control my habit.

  2. Crossword puzzles - I've done one every night for the last 7 years. washingtonpost.com has my favorites. Where else can I use my knowledge of the arcane? Heck, nobody around here will play Trivial Pursuit with me! I can only shout answers at game shows for so long before I'm carted away. For instance, where else can I show I know the name the Nick and Nora Charles' dog? Asta. I also know who Nick and Nora Charles are.
  3. God's arms are open wider than we can ever imagine - Seems like churches always want to limit who God reaches. No, I promise not to bash my church! I think it's just human nature to want to share a faith with someone who is like you in other ways - dress, politics, football, skin color, etc. Often, the ones who are the most exclusive forget to read the Gospels. Jesus did not make any disctinctions, in fact, he went out of his way to tear down ALL distinctions.

So, I think, no matter where I go as a pastor, I would always play guitar, do crossword puzzles, and try to reach out. Sounds wierd, huh?

more to come . . .