Can’t We Hypocrites Get Along?

But if the truth be known, I am a hypocrite too. I can be arrogant and selfish. I have been known to stretch, conceal or slightly massage the truth. I am sometimes inconsiderate and insecure. My ego occasionally rages out of control and I battle foolish pride. I can be lazy and foolhardy with my time. I get angry, petty and ill tempered. I am sarcastic and cynical. I too, am a Christian but sometimes, you wouldn’t know it, based on my actions. Sigh… Hypocrite.

Blind but Now I See

Is this what God means by spiritual blindness? At first, you think you can manage as other senses provide clues; but suddenly something shifts, like COVID-19, and you are thrown off balance. Alarms in your brain scream out as you recognize approaching danger. Your spiritual eyesight becomes crucial, but it is like you are blindfolded. How can you take next steps if you can’t see where to place your feet?

Dream Big but Act Small

Years ago, I agreed to visit and preach at the smallest church on our district. On a good Sunday there would be ten people, on a bad Sunday, none. The new pastor was an enthusiastic, lay speaker and pastor want-to-be, who was full of energy, asked lots of questions, was a little brash, at times and often a little annoying. I was not thrilled to be there.