Saturday, April 09, 2005

taken hostage

so we were talking about being stuck in the middle of two people that just basically don't get along-
which would be no big deal, really, except that all of our relationships, even these 'menages des trois,' impact eternity...

here’s what I feel: relationships cannot be imprisoned by this person’s or that person's personal dysfunctions... i mean, we all have our issues which leap out from behind the smallest of happenings at the most inopportune times. most of us are even aware of them... emotional blindspots are a whole nother blog. however, when these smaller (because they are just one person's problem) things begin to interfere with interpersonal, loving, serving and being socially and spiritually happy with others... it is only because interpersonal and emotional balances have been upset. one thing appears to happen wherever you look in nature: balance is maintained. anything less is war against how God intended to see things go down.

ministry is always interpersonal, and if the collective spiritual force of our gifts, as realized in relationship with others, is being hobbled by hell’s diligence at pushing the buttons of our hearts, then God fails to be glorified the way he intended to be when he first considered the idea of having people around to celebrate his love with him. in the process of causing us to feel awkward and causing us to second-guess serving together, the diabolical minions assigned to our respective cases have succeeded in robbing Almighty God of worship that is rightfully his.

if synergy is spiritual and God is receiving less worship from human beings who know him and each other personally, then it is as though hell holds our relationships hostage. all this with the a powerfully imminent and evident change in the holy weather on the horizon… sounds exactly like what I would do if I wanted to be God and had to settle for eternal damnation instead- nowattamean?

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Blogger Scott said...

you almost sound like you know what you are talking about!

hey bud.

Blogger jollybeggar said...

aaah the masks we wear.

Blogger Sue said...

I've been thinking about this for a while now, thanks for putting it into words. Now how do we avoid it happening in our fellowship with others and in our relationship with God? Hopefully you have a part 2 coming.

Blogger jollybeggar said...

uh-oh... pressure's on!


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