We’ve managed a few things out-of-the-ordinary this week:
- went to the Newcomers Class on Sunday;
- checked off several things on the “move-in” list (see post from a few days ago);
- I attended the women’s evening Opening Gala on Wednesday (see yesterday’s post about the amazing MEGA-explosion going on!)
- we picked up the new Lazyboy and new rocker springs, and fixed Sam’s chair (again).
And this weekend we’re headed for Mom & Dad’s to the trailer to play cards all weekend! I’m looking forward to sleeping in the trailer as if I was going home… guess I’m not “there” yet, if you know what I mean. :S
One of the classes on Wednesday evenings is a study in Hebrews–just the book I happen to be reading lately. I can certainly understand the passion that emanated from the teachers as they described their course. These verses I’ve been wanting to share, for example, from chapter 13: the writer has been noting how the Israelite sacrifices were taken outside the city walls to be killed, and so was Jesus killed outside the city walls. The Message continues–
“So let’s go outside, where Jesus is, where the action is–not trying to be privileged insiders, but taking our share in the abuse of Jesus. This ‘insider world’ is not our home.” (Hebrews 13:13-14)
This translation hints that some people feel more special than they should, and we know there is a lot of that “club” mentality in today’s world. But I’m sure that Christians would often not even realize that when they stick to all their churchy activities and barely do anything in the secular world, they are in fact creating an “insider world”. Some of that is just natural, but we need to remember that it is NOT our home. Yes, even Church, is not our home!
OK, enough for now!