Fitting in



            Like a kid who laughs at a joke he doesn’t understand,

      I nod assent to your theological assumptions,

Secretly terrified of being discovered to be


   too liberal,

            too legalistic;

                        too smart,

                                    too stupid;

                                                too flaky,

                                                            too opinionated…


                                                                       . . .


                                 Too much like me and not enough like you.



 1 Cor 13: 12-13  …We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

 But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. (MSG)

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One response to “Fitting in

  1. sarah

    Too much like me and not enough like you…..

    Genius line.

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