Another of my favorite lines from Tim Burton's ALICE: "I'm afraid you're mad. Totally bonkers... all the best people are."
I've been told not to have opinions. I don't know what I think about that.
These days, people are passionate. They're passionate about politics, passionate about missions, passionate about kids, passionate about their faith, passionate about single issues, passionate about their rights, passionate about pop culture and movies, passionate about awareness ribbons.
There are even people who tell you not to be passionate. And they're passionate about it.
I wish we could each express opinions that we hold deeply. And then let someone else express their deeply held opinion. And then be OK with that.
If you disagree with me about this post, you must be crazy (:]).
I know. Why eat chicken sandwiches when there are starving and abused people all over the world? Why eat chicken sandwiches when we should be loving each other? Why eat chicken sandwiches when there are so many IMPORTANT things we should be doing?
Well. We gotta eat.
And we do live in America. I think the definition of marriage is what it is, and no modern morality is better for society than a man and a woman raising kids by the grace of God.
Plus, there's just something about the way they taste, and the people that serve them are amazing.
Hey hey. Chick Fil A. Your values are here to stay.
Seen Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland? If you can get past some of the gross stuff, you'll see a great movie. My favorite part is when Johnny Depp says to Alice, "You've lost your muchness." If you don't know what muchness is, it's substance, it's pithiness, it's grit. It's what makes life an adventure. I hope that in my Christian life, I never lose my muchness.
I was walking and talking with God this morning. I do the talking, out loud, but somehow I still hear him. Don't ask me to explain, I can't. But anyway, I liked one of the things I think I heard this morning. It went like this:
"If you need to know, I'll tell you. You apparently don't need to know."
For some odd reason, I was comforted by that! A blessing on your head.
One of the all time greatest thing for peace of mind and heart is... drum roll... forgiveness. Unforgiveness eats away at our insides. Unforgiveness hurts us and those around us.
The Bible tells us many things about forgiveness:
1. We have a model for forgiveness. We're supposed to forgive in the exact same way as the Father forgave us in Jesus. Simple. Straightforward. No wiggle room. No "Yes, but"s.
2. We don't have to let them to do the same bad thing to us again. We don't ignore simple prudence. If they stole our pencil, we forgive and clean the slate of that offense. And, also, we keep our pencils out of their reach in the future.
3. It's a matter of accounting, not a matter of feeling. We may not feel like forgiving someone for not paying money they owe us, but we can always choose to tell them that whether we feel like it or not. Pretty sure Jesus didn't "feel like it" when he hung on the cross and said, "Father forgive them, they don't know what they're doing."
4. Until we forgive, God keeps us in jail! Forgiveness lets God deal with anything that needs to be dealt with. The quicker we forgive, the quicker God can intervene.
I saw this on a You Tube video of REVELATION SONG with Kari Jobe by someone named vegeta9473 and LOVED it. Had to pass it along.
"God's real. Earth is young. Jesus is His son. He died. Was raised by God. He's coming back soon! PLEASE READ THE BIBLE! Just ask for truth even if you don't believe in God. He reveals Himself to those who TRULY seek Him. What do you have to lose? Your eternal soul. God bless."
For traditional marriage, there are not only Biblical, but philological, civilizational, moral, anatomical, common sensical, and propogational arguments to be considered. Right?