Nov 25 2002
When I disagree with something, usually of a spiritual nature, sometimes I wonder if it’s just me being or a dork, or if it’s a real and true disagreement, one where the Spirit is leading me in a different direction than the status quo/stated situation. I wonder if it’s just me being critical, and looking to improve things into the way I think that it should be just because I would rather have it that way, or if it comes from a true and honest belief, for God’s glory, that something should be changed, or not be a certain way. This applies especially to matters of the Church and the Body of Christ as a whole. I think I feel that the Church is called to more than it is doing, or at least to be more thoughtful in the things that it does. I think it stems from a high view of the Body – we are the redeemed, we are empowered by the Spirit to do things that we would not even dream of before we were adopted into the Family. Yet we seem to settle. Or at least to not have much direction, so we just sorta go along and do the stuff that we think Christians should be doing, without asking why we allow, or not allow, certain things. We also rarely think about how things affect the larger body. Usually, the thought is that if it doesn’t hurt someone in our immediate surroundings, there aren’t other, more far-reaching repercussions.
There is more to come, but I’m a little behind on school stuff, so I’ve got to get to that. I doubt I will have much time for school stuff over Thanksgiving. I pray that I will have good time with my family, especially my grandmother.