No More "Agony of Defeat"
- Written by Lon Lorton Lon Lorton
"If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with You there is forgiveness." [Psalm 130:3]
I've been considering what I might have learned from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. I've come to understand there is reality TV...and then there are the Olympics – real reality TV. All the drama. The triple axels on ice. The amazing jumps on ski slopes. The gravity-defying snowboarders. Oh, yes, and the falls...the miscues...the bad starts...the crashes. And then there are the replays...of wonderful performances...and all the mess-ups, too. I'm fine with showing the good stuff again and again. After two weeks, though, I was bothered by endless replays of what went wrong, probably because of my position as a Christian, and pastor to other Christians. You see, over and over again I observe in my life and the lives of others the damage done when we choose to keep replaying the mistakes of people we should be caring greatly about. Occasionally, (too seldom) I also get to witness the replays and reminders of what we all do right in this world. As a result, there are way too many folks, young and old, who know very well what's wrong with them, but need help remembering what's right with them.
So, a lot of people are walking around thinking they're not worth much. Eventually they start acting like they aren't worth very much. You can see it in the friends they choose, the music they listen to, the TV shows and videos they watch, the way they retreat into themselves. You can also see it in the things they do for attention, acceptance, and love – just to have a few minutes of feeling better about themselves.
March 2, 2014
Canceled Due to Inclement Weather
Wednesday Family Night Dinner Menu, 03.05.14
Youth Groups Fund Raiser
Soups and Sandwiches
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