....and hits a home run! Go see her latest posting at:
She's touched on one of my biggest gripes about the current church--the focus on US, not on GOD.
Just before Easter, there was an article in our paper that really made me see red. I was so ANGRY! It was about a group of women who were protesting because they weren't eligible to have their feet washed on Maundy Thursday--that was something that was being reserved for men.
Now, I'm not prepared to argue with any of you the decision whether or not women should get their feet washed, because that misses the point of what made me angry.
What makes me angry, and sad, is that the focus was on who's getting to be the "star"--who's getting her feet washed. NOT on where it ought to be: Whose feet are YOU washing? We've succeeded in making it all about honor for US, not about the SERVICE we are supposed to be performing for others.
I can do nothing more than quote, yet again:
If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.
Did you catch anywhere in that where Jesus was telling his disciples to fight among themselves about who should be honored? Me neither.
It's about service, people. Service, and carrying the cross. Not public honor, glory, recognition or appreciation. It is a constant dying to self and trying to do better in becoming the servant of all.
It ain't easy, and it's not always a boatload of fun, fun, fun. It's only essential.