It was great to catch up with an old friend today (He’s pretty young actually still in his twenties)… I’m amazed and encouraged how far he has come as a young man and matured in his Christian faith … there are times when I feel “disappointed”, “discouraged” or “disillusioned” with the development of Christianity that’s in our Malaysian context … but it’s meetings like today that give me hope and perspective. Many leave for further studies and “lose their faith” or “can’t connect their faith with reality” … it’s good to just listen to a young man in his twenties speaking with a sense of purpose and focus in matters regarding how he wants to live as a human being and as a Christ-follower.
What can I say? whether it’s the van I’m driving stopping in the middle of the road, or almost missing a flight (once I actually did), or needing a replacement for a a speaking engagement … etc. God has been very gracious to me .. 🙂
I’m growing increasingly tired of some things I’m reading on the net. I’m amazed by the amount of “energies” people invest in such endeavors. I don’t think such individuals are necessarily lacking in intelligence or don’t sincerely believe they are right or love God. Some how I find more “energies” need to be invested in other areas … so I think I’m going to try a Homer Simpson “Just because I don’t care, doesn’t mean I don’t understand.” approach on some issues. Don’t care for me is not evading the issues (thus the willingness still to understand) … but more of relocating my “cares” on what is more important for me now.
I’m still in the how can we dance better mode … what I tentatively call “Ortho-dance” – the liberating dance of theology, spirituality and ministry (living/serving/sharing)! I think of a friend who’s been offered a teaching position in a seminary … I sincerely pray that he can model this dance for his future students … I’m pretty confident he will 🙂
Should I wear a white band tomorrow? Hmm … didn’t buy the one online doesn’t mean I can’t right?