Tuesday, November 22, 2005

me, me, me

Just a thought on the flip side. Lucado's got a book out entitled "It's Not About Me" or something like that. I haven't read it; maybe one day. I'm sure it will be a good read. The things I've been hearing lately have given me the opposite response, athough in a good way. It comes down to what I do with what I've heard. The gospel is central, don't get me wrong, and we are going to work to make that central in all we do, but what does it mean for me? What do I do with it? How do I respond?

It's not good enough to hear Joyce Heron proclaim that Christ's heart is for the poor and oppressed and the marginalized - I have to figure out what I need to do to put my heart in that place. How will I be a friend to the poor? And then I need to make that call.

It's not enough to hear about a fantastic method of discipleship - I need to figure if what I do or how I do it needs to change in light of that new information. And then I need to do it.

It's not enough to think that there are problems with something - I need to figure out what, if any, my part is in the solution. And then I need to do it.

I can only do what I can do, and I can do anything through Him who gives me the creativity, strength, and courage to do it. It comes down to the fact that I need to act in light of who I am in Him. What can I do? Big things that require big dreams. Little things that might mean the world to one person. The key is to DO.

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