Usually something grabs me early in the week and by Friday I am ready to write a bit about it. Not this week. I was tempted to just not post anything this week. Believe it or not, some folks mention when I don’t post something so I know someone notices!
As I think about this, I realize that sometimes we think we need to be profound or thought-provoking or insightful. The truth is most of the time I – we – don’t have anything deep to say. Nothing provocative to think aloud.
I remember being a child in the summer and about this time of the season I would say to my mom – and to anyone who would listen – “I’m bored.” My son does and says the same thing. Our need to be profound all of the time may spring from the same boredom. We need to be saying something that will move people.
Much of life is boring. Same thing for ministry. And faith. It’s the sometime boring, monotonous disciplines of life and faith that matter. Someone has said integrity is what you do when no one is looking. Perhaps life is what we live when no one notices. And the thoughts that matter are the ones that no one will ever hear and if they did wouldn’t care.
“So, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, you should do it all for God’s glory.” (1 Corinthians 10:31 CEB)