Misplaced passions

We care so much what people think of us we neglect that the only opinion that matters is that of God. My goal over the next week or two is to really look at the gospels and see what Jesus was truly passionate about. I can guarantee it wasn’t a chicken sandwich, nor was it really about homosexuality.

Just from the top of my head (which could be dangerous) I know he hung out with the social pariahs of his day, loving them and seeking heavenly justice for them and calling out the falsehoods of the religious leaders in his day. I don’t feel comfortable doing either of these things thanks to my American upbringing. I like keeping to my social circle, but that’s not exactly what Jesus did.

Oh Lord, may I seek your face and be an instrument of your will.

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What's there to say really? I pretend I have two left feet because I hate the attention, but at the same time, i love to make people laugh, even if it's by being a klutz. I am an enigma, even to myself, and I'm full of irrelevant paradigms. I barely even know what I just wrote! View all posts by Karen

2 responses to “Misplaced passions

  • Mickey Kit

    I’ve been thinking about the failings of American Right-Wing Church (which I’m involved in, if only because I love Jesus and live in America). I think you’ve hit on the same thing I was thinking about: Platform for evangelism > Standing for your rights.

    Or something like that. Anyway, I wish you peace on your Bible-reading mission!

    • tanzenmitgott

      It’s not just right wings. Part of it is also the left. I realized (again) that I’m a passionate person. I’ve been really convicted that my passion isn’t for His kingdom but for the things that in the end are temporary issues. His Kingdom is eternal. We are not.

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