the people along the sand all turn and look one way;
they turn their back on the land, they look at the sea all day.

as long as it takes to pass a ship keeps raising its hull;
the wetter ground like glass reflects a standing gull.

the land may vary more, but wherever the truth may be -
the water comes ashore and people look at the sea.

they cannot look out far, they cannot see in deep -
but when was that ever a bar for any watch they keep.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Guest Blog: Jeremiah Theiss

My dear friend, Jeremiah Theiss, recently posted this little paragraph on Facebook.  Few words...mighty powerful.  Thought it was worth being shared with you...

I'm hearing it all over Facebook.  Christians are asking why society is the way it is.  Because we lost the battle in the heart.  It became all about the rules.  "I follow the rules and you don't"...and BAM, the wall is put us.  Jesus said it best.  "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves."  (Matthew 23:15)  They made it all about the rules, and so have we.  Society is the way it is because we have lost not only our influence, but the platform upon which to have simple conversations.  It starts with understanding the truth about our own brokenness.  They can relate to that.  Don't be surprised if we have no influence without being real about our "current" brokenness.  

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