Nothing like robbery in Jesus name to put off considering attending a church service. This infamous abuse might be the most popular, first response, to an invite? Hidden-expenses for a leisure activity, dripping with manipulation.
“God is supreme and all and all that” says man up-front but, “please give God money via me”. . . .
Here's honest. Not many at all, but > YOU < dear-one/few-you, reading this. Thanks for the vote. Affirmation. Although maybe only registering passing crowds and no-ones stopping?
Might be, a) not much of a writer, b) not writing about much (of interest), c) the subject matter is wildly unpopular. Or, d) – because . . .
The idea we need love is generally accepted. That we extend ourselves toward someone – over another – consistent, in random acts of kindness. Warmth, affection – all that ding-a-ling. Care and compassion. Acceptance and forgiveness. Generosity and consideration. Civility and loyalty.
A basis for doing this to all – as far . . .
Drank and smoked (too much) on the weekend. Knowing it might be a year before/if it happens again, doesn't take away the conviction; best not. And 'best not' done, is called sin. The passages today hit on drunkenness and adultery. Pulled together various sections their concentration is awkward reading.
The thing . . .
Readings are from Proverbs. Broken into intense thematic selections. Tough God talk. On pride and looking for faithfulness – where to find? Pulling myself back into early-rising after my little-long party session.
Obsessive attention needs to return. Obsessive in being attentive. Binding and writing.
God's . . .