Today’s is “a necessity” – so let’s see what @seedresources gives us today… well, nothing been tagged with that, so I let myself think for a bit… and.. water:
Without water there’s not a lot else (and reminding me of an explanation of the trinity – which I do know some people find not quite on target theologically – but the trinity as ice, water and steam… all water but in different states of being).
I love this verse – always reminds me of things that used to come round in the local church newsletters…
I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia.
Going online to see if anyone had written more on this – I like this post – here’s a bit about the Green Witch in The Silver Chair:
She uses her evil enchantments to persuade the foursome that all the things they know, love, and believe in–sun, sky, the land of Narnia, the children’s own world, and even the great Lion Aslan–are nothing more than a dream, a game of the imagination, a children’s story, while her cold, lightless, joyless kingdom of Underland is the only real world.
Really well put, and I think interesting in a world where I spend a lot of my time saying that the online space is part of “reality”, and that those who can’t see that are missing out on some amazing stuff… people are prepared to spend hours watching/discussing the latest soap episode, or ‘boy band’ who have been constructed for a particular ‘brand’ – you may also know that I have a particular thing with ‘authenticity’ – which doesn’t mean “spilling it all out”, but I do find it difficult engaging with people who think so much about how their brand is perceived there’s little space for the real person to engage… With my love of coaching, I’m keen for people to understand what their passions are, and persue those/live those … and for Christians to be open (but not Bible bashing) about the ‘play-world’ that God offers us…
1 Corinthians 15 – I went over to check out The Message translation
Now, let me ask you something profound yet troubling. If you became believers because you trusted the proclamation that Christ is alive, risen from the dead, how can you let people say that there is no such thing as a resurrection?
If there’s no resurrection, “We eat, we drink, the next day we die,” and that’s all there is to it.
What a depressing thought if our busy lives are all there is too it (and there’s another whole topic, why are we all so busy/driven?).
Another interesting challenge – the phrase ‘stand up, stand out’ stood out for me, as well as the idea that therefore the rest of the church must be sitting … and what does it mean to collaborate … moving on from competition to collaboration.
Simple challenge (except for finding the ‘right’ people): peer for accountability, someone younger to mentor, someone older to be mentored by… And how does that look online – will quite often use online to say that am going off to do a piece of work, then chatting online is the reward!! Short bursts, rather than taking a big chunk of time out… although that’s also important!!
Another interesting tie-in with today’s Narnia read – what will our eternal home look like … and how do we make the most of the home we’ve been given here:
There’s the home we continue to ‘make’ throughout our life. People enter, people leave, but it’s home, even if it’s ever changing, or broken, or not quite what we’d dreamed of.
We are challenged today to savour a memory of our childhood – be thankful for it, even if there were few good memories; look at your house, and pray if there’s a way you can make it more of a home; imagine that you have moved out and are being nostalgic about your home… what will you remember about it?
I love making a house a home.. getting my curtains up would be a big step forward.. now, what about #notbusy today…