"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Paul to the persecuted at Philippi (2:5-11)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Important, life changing, and otherwise essential things I did today.

1.  called my mother.  Everyone should call their mother fairly often.  Mothers like that sort of thing.
2. called my mother-in-law.  I happen to really like mine.  She's a gentle relaxing sort of soul.
3.  took a walk.  Two miles.  Also relaxing.
4. failed to be in an auto accident on I-79.  WPXI reports that there were two fatalities.  I drove right by all the firemen and police, but had I not stayed on after vestry meeting, I would have probably been there when it happened.  On the exit I would have taken (had traffic not been detoured because the accident closed the exit). 
5. worshiped Jesus, received his holy sacrament, fellowshiped with some of the saints militant in Carnegie.  God is good.
6.  ate a doughnut.  Not important but tasty.
7.  had steak for dinner.  Humor me, its Lent.
8. sat outside in the sunshine.  Immensely good for morale after another nasty cold Pittsburgh winter.
9.  listened to the Pirates and Reds both lose. again.  Humility is good for the soul, right?
10.  got some work done... like real work.  That's good.

I don't know why I'm posting this except to remind myself that sometimes little things are big things, and the things we think are huge are really, in the grand scheme of things quite little.  In a lot of the points above, life was being intensely lived, ministry was more an adventure than a job... and yet the list really looks pretty mundane.   And I guess that's good.  I also did some less than mundane things, but in the long run I doubt those things will matter. 

And probably, only the dougnut will be with me a year from now, right?

1 comment:

  1. So, with a little Examan before lights out, you may find that some/most/all of those things were done in the presence of God. Even the do-nut.

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