Friday, July 10, 2009
Service with a surprised smile & a cookie!
Hey, tell your dad I'm taking some seminary classes this fall. Crazy liberal seminary. :-) A Disciples-affiliated school that is in covenant with the crazy liberal United Church of Christ. My church is a UCC church. And I'm a crazy liberal deacon there. :-) Hoo hoo. :-)
Old friend, graciously ignoring my asshattery:
NO WAY! That is awesome. Seriously, you are serving the Lord and that is great.
Gulp. You know, I can be pretty thick, but I never thought of it that way.
Serving peeps who are seeking God, and themselves serving others -- yes.
But serving the Lord? I reckon that *is* the same thing in some ways.
Maybe something like servin' cups of Gatorade from an aid/refreshment station to runners in a marathon -- especially when it comes to servin' and cleanin' up after Communion.
But mainly what I serve is cookies! Good Lord! I had no idea how great and routine was the church's need for cookies! LOL! :-) Every time I turn around, I'm bein' hit up to bring a dozen. :-)
Happy Friday, y'all.
You weren't being an asshat. Your, mine, and our experience of conservative Christians and their responses to our own faith-claims and actions sits in the deep background of your colorful adjectives. That his old friend of yours showed a gracious openness to your own surrender to God's call in your life surprised you shouldn't embarrass you. You should celebrate his openness as well as your own realization that not every conservative Christian is Neil.
No, wait. Copy and paste failed me. LOLOLOLOL
"Not every conservative Christian is Neil" -- THAT should be a blog!