:: Thursday, February 20, 2003 ::
Alright, so I've been in front of my computer a long time tonight. But I've been bold enough to post to Next-Wave, too. The article that I responded to is on Sunday-Centeredness.
You probably don't know how frustrating it is to say that you are going to Seminary so as to be better equipped for ministry, and for people not to get that "full-time ministry" isn't just the professional, paid staff someplace, but everyone who is a Christian. For goodness' sake! When will we get it that we are all ministers, and all in full-time ministry? When will we quit paying people to do the praying and visiting of the sick and the rest of the Matthew 25:35-36 list and begin to do it ourselves? Are we saying that the only "righteous" are the "pastors"? If they're the only ones living it out, then maybe that's closer to the truth than we'd like...
We've got ourselves so into the "sunday-centered" paradigm that it takes real, intentional, consciencious discipline for even someone like me, for whom this rant is very familiar, to perceive life as ministry.
We don't get it that Jesus made death holy. He made suffering holy. He made everyday life holy. And we still don't get it. I wanna worship God every minute... every day...
God! Help me to see that you have made life holy, if we are willing to receive it!
Let the words of my mouth and meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.
*End of Rant*
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