On being a good Christian

Whenever I think of all the things I should do and be as a good Christian. When I worry I am not good enough.  Whenever I think I should be doing more – should be kinder – should be “more than I am”.  Whenever I slip into rules and clubs and belonging and not belonging.  When I fill myself up with the white noise of living and working and shopping and family and diaries and deadlines.  When I think but dare not say …

“Why are you doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?”

On Monday

and Tuesday and Wednesday

and Thursday, Friday, Saturday

and Sunday

“Why are you doing what is not lawful … ?”

When I go “white noise” deaf …

When I go “looking-in” blind …

When I say things I wouldn’t usually …

When I think things I wouldn’t usually …

When I have to forgive myself and

Get all balanced again and

Get all Christian again …

That is when He grounds me.

“The Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.”

That is when He grounds me.

Being any type of Christian …

Takes you

Away from

Me.

“The Son of Man is lord of … ”

Everything!

And trying to be all Christian

Always

Takes me

Away from

Him.

“The Son of Man … ”

IS!

I am always me.

Indwelt by Him

And my Pharisee.

 

“One sabbath while Jesus was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked some heads of grain, rubbed them in their hands, and ate them. But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” Jesus answered, “Have you not read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and gave some to his companions?” Then he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.”” Luke 6:1-5

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