Had an interesting thought this morning, as I read about the massive cuts that need to be made because of the current debt crisis (in the States and elsewhere)… it kind of mirrors what has happened in our church! Everyone is so shocked at first, and some are “up-in-arms”, but we survive, with big changes. So far. And maybe more big changes will come.
Part of the reason things are in such bad straits of course (leaving off thinking about our church), is because “greed as a business philosophy was taught approvingly in business schools in the 1980s.” But, “Christians ought to have a different approach to business. As believers, we should view work as both service and a form of worship. Our work, our vocation, is a high and noble calling, and a means of expressing ourselves.” Mind you, “businesses are rarely confronted with a choice between pure evil and pure good. Instead, they are often faced with awkward choices.” Therefore they need much prayer!
I’m making all these notes for future reference, for whenever my guys get their own business going. :)
And in case you need something a little lighter after all that, here’s what happened yesterday. If all my facebook friends knew each other, I could say you probably saw it, but of course that’s not the case.
I once bought a funny card for someone, wherein an old guy was calling his wife on his cell phone, complaining about the traffic–ALL going the wrong way! Well, that actually happened to someone yesterday! However, to her: it was not funny, no indeed. (Oh, it wasn’t her going the wrong way, btw.)
Now, if you can relate any of this to the following verse… good for you! :D (But it’s a neat verse anyway.)
“Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with – even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently.” (Romans 14:1)