Once upon a dream ii
Still, I’m on my “Ps. Keller Kick.” For those of you who are not, already, familiar with my relative spontaneity, I just, now, came up with the idea’s title. That’s right, here on the fly,
Ps. Keller Kick aka Jasper’s Tim Keller Kick
There were, nearly, too many commas in the former sentence, too, I wanted to mention. And there were far too many commas in the latter sentence, as well. I digress. I want to continue my mini exposé on “remembering the loving arms we remember but never had.” A couple of days ago I was quoting a sermon about a “The Wounded Spirit” on “Once upon a dream i” and it’s referring to this sense of dissatisfaction with this life that many of us humans experience. Many of us humans may be experiencing dissatisfaction today, maybe not. This dissatisfaction, this yearning, this being convinced that there is “something more” than what we’re experiencing or this “how we’re living today” can be indication that something’s inherently wrong with our lives. Please do not misunderstand, everyone’s case is different and I do not want to me contradictory in my reasoning by simplifying humanity’s problem, NO! But if you’ve willingness to look at the situation with the possibility that Jesus’ point is, at all, accurate, you might take a look at these scriptures (in context, take a look, too 🙂 ) “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” Matthew 7:13 niv Perhaps we HUMANS are simply TRYING TO HARD to “fix ourselves” so that we CAN enter the gate when we were NEVER intended to enter the gate of truth permitted by any of our own works, rather our humanity limits us, in an everlasting and eternal failure, to be able to achieve greatness. And he makes the way narrow and, through faith, we enter. Simply and of no conceivable work or effort of our own can we enter through the gate that was, his alone, won for us. On the bus today, I was writing to my Uncle. You can see, below, that I might have dated the letter to have been “written” early than I actually wrote it, as I wanted him to think I’d written it in with more punctuality than in actuality. Guilty – see! Even with the little things, if I’m honest than I struggle with sincerity and integrity on many levels!
My Uncle is getting older and I love him so much and I SO WANT TO share with him my joy over the scriptures – what I’m learning but he doesn’t like “all the dogma” of religion. Really, though, you may be reading this and judging, resenting, disliking or embracing, loving, yearning, yourself, to share your ideas with other! – Whatever your reaction to my words, I wonder if we could begin by facing these questions ourselves, looking inward with where we truly are with Him or ourselves or with life. Personally, I’d LOVE to hear your response and all you have to do is press reply below! You could also let me know if you would/wouldn’t like me to make your response public or if you’d like me to keep your reply private…either way, I’d love to hear your input on the comments, scriptures, idea, sermon etc! Much love! – Jasper