Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things:... Psalm 98
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though... we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day my day....So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal 2 COR 16-18
Doing nothing is the most perfect form of action, when I do nothing there is nothing left undone and there is nothing left to do.... The Way by Lao Tse
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And I have to admit that when I started to become more religious I worried that people would try to pull me in faster than I was ready to go. I was lucky enough to find a great parish with a Young Adult group (20s and 30s) that welcomed me with coffee and snacks after Sunday mass. It was amazing what it did for me and to me to have people who I could talk to about my problems who were simply there. It made finding my faith an easy process without any pressure.
If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it. ~Brendan Francis
I liked this story, so thought I'd share. What would make it perfect for me would be if they were veggie burgers !
“I’m an athiest, no thanks.” That’s the response I got when I invited a guy this weekend to enjoy a free burger at one of the block parties our church hosted. In my mind I quickly began to wonder if all atheists are vegetarians.
“A burger’s a burger. If you’re hungry go for it.”
The guy looked at me and reminded me that we were a church, and that he was an atheist (not a vegetarian atheist is turned out). I explained that we were hosting block parties in various neighborhoods not to preach at people, but just to let them know we care.
I told him it was like public relations for Jesus. The guy ended up having a burger that night, but the idea still stuck with me. No-strings-attached kindness is so foreign in our culture that this guy just assumed a church wanted nothing to do with him. In a society where nothing really is free, let alone from those on the other side of an issue, he was hesitant. And rightly so. We all get credit card offers in the mail, we’ve seen infomercials; nothing is really “free.”
Until a few years ago when some churches started doing this whole loving people thing. When they stopped asking for something and started giving something. When churches began to undo the years of misrepresentation that Jesus has had, but being His hands and feet. Churches began a new PR campaign for Jesus.
Dogs never bite me, only humans ....Marilyn Monroe
When choosing between two evils, I always choose the one I haven't tried before....Mae West
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