As long as we’re walking, we’re not frozen in fear. So let’s wake up, and get walking. Cadence, original oil painting by Steve Henderson; licensed open edition print at Great Big Canvas, iCanvasART, and Framed Canvas Art.
The other day, I found myself in the middle of a church picnic.
It was totally unintentional, and I’ll tell you the story someday, but the upshot is, I was chatting with a safe woman from the group, when I tossed out my usual question to determine whether or not a person is awake:
“So, do you completely believe and unquestioningly accept the government’s official version about 9/11?”
“Oh, no,” she replied without hesitation, then stopped, troubled. “It’s disturbing to think about the ramifications.”
Well, that’s an understatement, but at least I could see that her eyes were open.
But then she went on to a statement that I hear on a regular basis:
Christians are supposed to be misfits, but unfortunately, not among ourselves. The Misfit Christian, for the believer who feels like the odd man, or woman, out. Paperback and digital at Amazon.com.
“There’s just so much going on, and we don’t seem to have any power to stop any of it. I don’t know what to do, and I don’t see any value of being awake.”
That’s a valid statement, and I sympathize with the feeling of being overwhelmed.
Please follow the link to Once You’re Awake — Now What? at my BeliefNet blog, Commonsense Christianity. Christians really can and do make a difference in the world, but when we focus on fear, discouragement, and the sheer size of the enemy camp, we freeze.
This does not have to be.