Do something really inappropriate today

I am really tired of christians trying to use their morality to save themselves and help them feel as though it gives them value to God and others.  Good news, I have a solution.
Do something really inappropriate today and alienate people around you.  I am not asking you to be immoral, I am just giving you permission to free yourself from the performance cycle long enough to embrace life.
The only way to really save yourself and have value is to dive into a life of relationship with Christ, if that means that you have to alienate some people than do it, Jesus did.

I Have To Do This, Don’t I?

 

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I have been busy lately, so there is my excuse for not updating my blog.  Interestingly I have been busy with many things that are not life and death.  I have been busy with a schedule that I created.  I have made myself busy by the commitments that I have made, and then I told people that I was a slave to that creation.  How interesting is that, I made the landmine, and then I jumped on it.  Obviously I have many things in my life that are non-negotiables, those are not what have made me busy.  It is the small weeds that are choking out the big, beautiful flowers.  If I were more serious about my relationships, and the important work of my life, I would not allow those weeds to get into my schedule.  I tend to see my life as a bunch of time slots that are open, instead of viewing it as relationships to tend to.  Should I be subject to time or relationships?  Won’t tending relationships take enough time as it is?

Stuck in Maintenance Mode

ImageMaintenance has always been a problem for me, if something needs to be maintained you should probably find someone else to do it.  Don’t get me wrong, maintenance is important, I simply believe that it should not replace creation, improvement, or change. Isn’t it wrong to say that If I improve something, then I should accept that it is improved and then simply maintain it.

I believe in creation, improvement, and change, these three terms more adequately describe my make-up than maintainer.  Change breathes life into people and organizations, maintenance alone breathes comfort into people and organizations.  These three words help us to keep our eye on why we do what we do.  Change for change sake is not right, but not changing in order to maintain the status quo, in my mind is a bigger sin.  I would rather change something and stir up the pot then not change anything and risk stagnation and death.  What do you think?