“What the age needs is not a genius—it has had geniuses enough, but a martyr, who in order to teach men to obey would himself be obedient unto death. What the age needs is awakening. And therefore someday, not only my writings but my whole life, all the intriguing mystery of the machine will be studied and studied. I never forget how God helps me and it is therefore my last wish that everything may be to His honor.” ― The Journals of Søren Kierkegaard
Ramblings from Kris’ husband – I was in surgery one day and during the conversation in the room, the anesthesiologist continually laced his comments with colorful “four letter” expletives. (Reminded me of some of the crusty “blue-colored” guys I worked side by side with at the telephone company B.C.).
Several minutes into it the surgeon brought up church and asked me about our Bible study class. The anesthesiologist instantly changed gears. I discovered he was bilingual, as he fluently spoke “church”. I was embarrassed for him as he switched gears from his weekday language to his Sunday language.
This highly educated man was confused with the very basics. He thought there should be a distinct line between his work life and his religion. I am sure that on Sunday’s he went to his church and had no problem making it through the morning without dropping the “F-bomb” in his conversations. Yet a mere two days later, he couldn’t make it through two sentences without using juicy 4 letter words.
I bet if God had to choose, He’d rather have us switch up the week. You know, talk and act like we are at work on Sunday, and talk and act like we are at church the rest of the week!
Seriously, He want’s us to stop being hypocrites, and start being consistent. It is hard for people to see any difference in us if we stay busy imitating the world. If we started consistently trying to spend time with Jesus, and act like Jesus, people might actually see a difference in us. And maybe, just maybe ask us what makes us about it….
In Him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of His glory. (Ephesians 1:11-12)