"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)

"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)

It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

I Dont Care If They Chat Or Sing

"Next week, I’ll head back to our Sunday church gathering. Everyone who was at the wedding will be there, and they will be doing the same thing. They will come in, enjoy food, and wait for others to arrive so they can laugh, hug, share more stories, and enjoy their crazy kids together, and it will take me at least thirty minutes to get them to move into the worship center. Oh … oops, I forgot to tell you. Celebration is worship! So we don’t care if they move away from their conversations to come sit down and sing. Their song is their love for one another. But don’t worry—the front rows are always full of Christians who come from other churches to “check us out.” They usually bypass the party zone and quickly sit down with their Thomas Kinkade Bible covers and wait for “church” to begin. I’ve learned over the years to just let them be. They get annoyed by how long it takes for us to start the formalities; they don’t mix well in a community of the King that loves to celebrate, and they eventually leave. That’s the way I like it."
(Hugh Halter. FLESH)

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