Wonder why we like to dress up and go to costume parties? We like to pretend to be someone else. Pretending to be someone else is liberating. We have a sense of peace and freedom when we aren't trying to be ourself but instead get to be something else. We expend a tremendous amount of energy pretending to be "me." It takes a lot of work. We are constantly checking to see if the "me" we want to project is the "me" that others see. We seek confirmation and praise. We want to be noticed. We are very self-conscious. We believe the "self" is the "me" we think we are. Being "me" is so important, or is it?
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a story is worth millions, right? In the last two posts we looked at a couple of movies (stories) that were allegories of our life in this reality. How about we pick up where we left off? We are taught from an early age that this … Continue reading Pain and Illusion
sign: an object, quality, or event whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else. wonder: a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. miracle: a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work … Continue reading What Now? – signs point to something
Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (KJV) So my “death” is liberating but in a … Continue reading What is our death, really?
For those regular readers I am off to Jordan today for a week of loving on refugees from Syria and living in the intoxicating presence of Him with others from the US and Jordan. John Crowder is leading the trip so I expect some amazing stories for my return. So for the next 10 days … Continue reading The perfect starting point…new perspectives