Nothing To Write About…

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)

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  1. Brenda Jarvis

    Hello Pastor!
    Actually, I think you hit it right on the head. Our present day view of life is task after task after task…even our kids playing sports has become a checklist of tasks. The summer has not been kind to stay at the pool for hours or days on end. I hear the same from Hannah; she is bored, yet does not want to return to school…almost as if the granduer of summer has yet to come. Long ago are the times, for many of us, for those week long vacations or day trips. Heck, we haven’t even made it to the Drive-In this year!
    I recently completed my class in Humanities studying the transitions between eras. The one common thread throughout history is those who were willing to ‘challenge’ advancing technology and ideologies to slow the process so that humanity remembers that which is most important.
    Society has dictated to us all that we must accomplish in any given day. It is hard to keep up and make time for those most important things. No wonder we are losing our children, we are obese, and we are depressed. The poem, ‘The Unknown Citizen’ brings to light, even today, that most of us just muddle through and try to be honorable, but are not truly happy because we are unable to have that carefree and so very important time with faith and family.

    Brenda J

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