Sunday, February 17, 2013

Gripes

We sang a song this morning with these words,
"Blessed be your name when the world's all as it should be .... "

That got under my craw (where exactly is a craw?  sounds kind of nasty, on second thought).

When the world's all as it should be for whom?  How self-absorbed can we get? It might be ok for me--a promotion at work, a good grade on a test, new grandchild, etc, etc.--but it could be, and probably is, horrible for lots of people in the world.  Let's get some perspective here, folks.

Perhaps we could say, "God's in His Heaven, all's right with the world" but I don't know if that is a Biblical outlook.  Sounds kind of short sighted.

Curmudgeonly thought #2:  Do we really need evangelo-tourism?  How much good do mission trips do?

Curmudgeonly thought #3:  WII-FM - the most popular radio station in the world.  (and I'm not talking about the Playstation thing).

Curmudgeonly thought #4:  Does anyone sit in church, hear the preacher say how much claim Jesus has on their lives, and say, "I didn't sign up for this?"  Have we practiced "bait and switch" Christianity?  More on this later.

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