Sunday, May 20, 2007

On Judging

Saying for the Day:- "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37

Sometimes I think Christians are a weird lot. We say the Bib le is the Word of God. The Bible says we are not to judge. We read that and then go about the task of judging . We divide up people into all kinds of categories. Here are some I’ve read recently:
Godless Liberal.
Stupid Fundamentalist.
Unsaved.
True Believer
Good Person
Now , of course, there are people who fit into all those categories and some who fit into other categories as well. It’s not that there are no Godless Liberals or Stupid Fundamentalists its our putting people into those categories. When we do that we become judges . We decide who is in and who is out. We forget we are not to judge . We go against the very Word we proclaim
Our task as Christians is to share the Christ . That means letting people see the joy and the peace that God gives us . It is not our task to decide who is or isn’t worthy of that joy.
I believe that when we get to heaven we will be surprised by how many people are there.

@@@@ News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my garage where the trains still run, dragons fly, and people dream one dream.– People were very upset in Pigeon Falls yesterday. They had dreamed The Dream together and now they were afraid. In The Dream the Blue Plaque was coming closer. Entire towns to the North of their little town had been wiped out. The question on everyone’s mind was “if we die in the dream will we die in real life?”. Some said yes and some said no. But nobody really knows. So they are afraid.
Petrovich stays locked up in his study pouring over the old Russian dribblets looking for a clue . There are those who believe that since he is central to The Dream at this point that he might have the answer in the real world. But if he does he is not ready to share it yet. He is so caught up in his research that his renter has been unable to get him to fix a leaky pipe in his bathroom . In fact at 2:30 Saturday morning he had to get up and turn off the water because it was
Running into the bedroom. He is not a happy renter.
Mrs. Trumble is saying that The Dream might be caused by the demonic White Rabbit. Get rid of the rabbit and you get rid of the dream.
Eino says that the town needs to discover what changed just before The Dream started and what was true the one Saturday since in which there was no Dream. Get those two facts and one should be able to end The Dream.
Tommy UK(undertaker’s kid) has decided to play private detective and try to find those two answers. But so far he has found nothing. He has discovered that very little changes in Pigeon Falls.
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Today's Link-Holly's Corner Blog- Just letting you know that life is good. Leave a good Dr. John in the comment.
Todayw as a very good day. In the morning Pennie and I did the children's sermon. It was well received by the children. Pennie uses a puppet called Magaret and Margaret can be a bit on the funny side. The church had a special musical group providing the music for today. It consisted of two members from St. Marks but the rest were from Catholic and other churches. They did a great job. Thje only sad thing is that the Pastor announced that he was retiring as of October. After the service we came home and played canasta. Betty won again. Then Peter, Luke, and Bree came. I had a chance to spend some time telling stories to my grandson and playing mandala with my grandaughter. Then we went out to celebrate my birthday although it won't be until tomorrow. We went to old Country Buffet. Now I need a breathing treatment.
GBYA

6 Comments:

Blogger Janvangogh said...

Has no one checked the towns to the north to see if they are dreaming the same dream?

5:28 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37

Only then can we hope to reach heaven,
but alas we all like to be right
or put things right ...
but we forget how they went wrong

10:26 AM  
Blogger bazza27 said...

I try not to judge, but sometimes it's hard. Tina sends her regards by the way, she's not been too good recently but hopes to start blogging again soon. I was going to suggest she is lazy were blogging is concerned, but that would be judging so I won't.

10:29 AM  
Blogger The Rev. Dr. Kate said...

I am right there with you on this one. I do think we will be surprised by who we are sharing eternity with! Ours is a God who tries over and over to bring us into grace and love and just isn't going to be satisfied with the ways in which we humans divide ourselves up and judge one another!

4:30 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR JOHN!! May you have a wonderful birthday!!!The older I get the less I tend to judge.....

8:27 PM  
Blogger Holly Schwendiman said...

What a great post! Thanks so much for sharing the link love. I'll have to get a reciprocation article up. You're awesome Dr. John. ;)

Hugs,
Holly

8:06 AM  

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