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“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito” – African Proverb

There are many a quotation out there on “making a difference”. This one is, I think, one of my favorites by far.

I keep on writing sentences or half sentences, and deleting them.

I’m not really sure what I want to say right now. I feel like there’s something inside that wants to be expressed. I guess I’ll just go to bed and sleep on it.

I feel this way alot. I wish I had more time to sit around on a hillside or whatever and just think on life and other stuff.

I’ve been twice now. I really enjoyed it both times- the speaking was excellent, the music was average. I figure there’s no such thing as a perfect church anyway. At least this one seems to be relevant. I was challenged to go home and apply scriptural principles to my life. Isn’t that what solid teaching should do? It’s been so long that I’ve forgotten.

My only question with the church is surrounding their perspective on global missions. I’ve heard some stuff from others (mostly negative), but I’m waiting to hear next week’s message, which seems to be quite timely with respect to my question. It’s titled “Why Africa?”.

I’m really looking forward to it.

What the heck?

I’d just like to note for posterity here that it is 32 degrees centigrade plus humidity, feeling like 40 degrees, as well as the fact that it is thanksgiving weekend. The 8th of October, 2007, in Toronto.

What theological, philosophical, or political relevance does this fact have?

I’ll leave now and ponder this question in all its depth and maturity.

Is it possible that I’m the one with a skewed idea of what a follower of Christ looks like? Not that I am ungrateful for the way I’ve been raised and the things I’ve learned by being a part of the machine known as the protestant evangelical church in Canada, because I surely have seen countless examples of what I should not do. I don’t blame my parents or grandparents, for they were indeed victims of their own generation, just as I am becoming one of mine. Nonetheless I think it is time to break away from the accepted realm of “Christianity”, and begin to search for who Jesus really is. I have some ideas, but if I claim to really believe them, then my life needs to reflect that. Am I worthy of this quest? No, but Christ living in me is, and what am I but a sinner saved by grace, made possible by Jesus’ death on the cross?

Outrageous question number 1:

Could the rockstar Bono from the famous rock band U2 truly have a better handle on what it means to be a follower of Christ than 98% of my Christian bubble, including myself? Check out the link:

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