We were reading this morning in Mark 1:40-45, and I was struck by something Jesus did. See, it’s one thing for Him to heal a leper. What He did was actually drastic, and showed a faith we must emulate. Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched the leper!
We often hear quoted the prophetic statement: “By His stripes, we are healed.” Most of the time, the intended interpretation is with respect to physical healing – of disease, of wounds, of genetic defects. And it is true that God heals that way, too. But the context of Isaiah 53:5 is far greater than that.
Many Christians see God as a supplemental God. To them, He is an invisible Friend, Who comes alongside to supplement you, to help you meet your heart’s desires.
Captain Obvious says: “Pain is unpleasant.” Well, okay, thanks for the tip. If you can read this, by now you’ve experienced it. And pain is unavoidable. It goes with the territory. But there is purpose to pain, and we need to pay attention to it.
Late this morning, I caught a documentary by William Shatner about the fandom that surrounds Star Trek, called “Get A Life.” I was struck by a thought about fans of various characters in that universe, and the effect such hero worship has on people. Continue reading
One definition of insanity is to keep doing the same things, expecting different results. That’s what being stuck in a rut is about. Continue reading
Have you ever noticed how the crowd you hang with begins to think alike after a while? Maybe like minds attract, but the gathering reinforces attitudes, and ideas, and beliefs. It is called Groupthink. Continue reading