Archive for January, 2008
Little Mr. No came to visit my house this morning.
“Good morning, S___, how are you?”
“Would you like a piece of pizza?”
“Would you like some cereal?”
“Would you like a cuddle?”
“no” Hides behind other parent’s legs.
“Would you like some chocolate milk?”
Pause. Eyebrows go up.
Sigh. Such is life with a two year old.
I read this today:
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
… and it started me thinking, especially “and if you greet only your own people”. I’m a stay at home mum, and most of my social life involves church friends. When I first became a Christian, I drifted away from my non Christian friends. I can think of one close friend who isn’t a committed Christian. I don’t think the standard “spend the first five minutes after church talking to somebody you don’t know” really cuts it here – yet I don’t have a work outside the home life, and am really quite insulated by what I suppose I should call the Christian subculture. That’s not how we are supposed to be living, is it?
A liturgy. For Adults. With activities appropriate for a grade five classroom. Parody, or reality? For the answer, click here, but I wouldn’t if you don’t have a strong stomach.
On second reading, I see that it is intended for young adults. I’m sure my soon to be 13 year old would consider his faith and intelligence both to have been insulted…
There is a letter to the editor in the online edition of a certain Anglican newspaper that I am fairly itching to blog about. I haven’t done it, because I am not sure it is appropriate. It is a letter written to a print publication that was put up on their website. If I am writing about somebody’s blog, I can link to the blog, and the person who I am rebutting has an opportunity to read what I write and comment. The author of the letter would have no way of knowing that I am rebutting his letter. (I have written to the paper in question, but given their track record on Essentials, I’ll eat these pixils if they publish it).
So, is it fair game to write about the letter? Is it fair game to write an open letter to the paper in question, linking back to the letters to the editor page (especially if they don’t publish my letter)?