As I was gone for the holidays I had a chance to reflect on several serious subjects and many quixotic wishes. So, now that I return after a delightful Christmas and a quiet New Years, I bring you a postpartum panoply of stuff both krazy and kool to help remind us why God sent his only begotten Son to this battleground of peace against chaos.
The Longing to Belong
Whatever else it means to be human, we know beyond doubt that it means to be relational. Aren’t the greatest joys and memories of your life associated with family, friendship, or falling in love? Aren’t your deepest wounds somehow connected to someone also, to a failure of relationship? That you were loved but are no longer, or that you never have been chosen?
One of the deepest of all human longings is the longing to belong, to be a part of things, to be invited in. We want to be part of the fellowship. Where did that come from?
So, too, our greatest sorrows stem from losing the ones we love. Byron lamented,
What is the worst of woes that wait on age?
What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow?
To view each loved one blotted from life’s page,
And be alone on earth, as I am now.
Loneliness might be the hardest cross we bear. Why else would we have come up with solitary confinement as a form of punishment? We are relational to the core. We are made, as it says in Genesis, in the image of God or, better, in the image of the Trinity: “Let us make man in our image” (1:26, emphasis added).
Meister Eckhart had it right when he said that we are born out of the laughter of the Trinity.
From the Heart of the universe come our beating hearts. From this Fellowship spring all of our longings for a friend, a family, a fellowship—for someplace to belong.
Try Some Buddy Green: Short interlude
Tell It Like It is Sister
Liberal Fascists damage Christian business owners with Politically Correct Hate
99 yr old’s formula for longevity https://www.facebook.com/368010956582538/photos/a.586589048058060.1073741839.368010956582538/822366407813655/?type=3
Why we have Worker’s comp
Instant Seal training
Both Griffys - Both Hall of Famers - Hit home runs in the same game
Not Sure About This One - Mac & Cheese Lava Cake
High School 1970's - Scares Me and I'm Fearless
2016 Moon Phases - Want to know what's Going to Happen in Inglis politics before it does?
One of My Favorites
Political season is upon us.
Perenial bully, Bill Monteverde has already assaulted Town Hall with his latest laundry list of public records requests. Meanwhile in the land of "I heard it through the Grapevine" our esteemed commissioner thinks that he is building vote currency by voting no continuiously, refusing to attend DOT meetings (He's the Road & Bridges Commissioner), and refusing to pay up his business licenses. He loves this town. Just ask him. Reminder: He is a charter member of the Gang of Five (Monteverde chairman) who intend to dissolve the town should by some miracle or hook or crook they get enough seats on the town council. Stay tuned. And let the games begin.
That's enuff said.