Then again, my heart’s deepest desire is that we would feel toward one another as faithful Possum does toward my wife and I (if you don’t quite understand that, lock your dog and your wife in the trunk of your car for several hours and see how each one greets you when you open the lid).
No friends, Pot Pie Possum has never been locked in the trunk of a car (we don’t even own cars… this is where we begin singing “I love my truck…”). Old Possum though, is as loyal as the day is long. Even though he often gets the bad end of the deal (he mopes especially on Sunday mornings because he doesn’t understand why he can’t go to church), one whistle and there he is ready and willing to be our best friend.
Why then would I be so mean as to admit publicly that I often don’t care for some of your company? Honestly, because we don’t see eye to eye on too many things. I have my take on certain doctrines and you have yours, and unfortunately, I am having a hard time convincing you and everyone else that I must be right.
A couple of days ago, Brother James presented a piece of work that has me feeling much like a Sunday morning Possum. It was the day he celebrated the Feast of Ignatius. There he wrote…
“As I read this piece, I was struck by the notion that our divisions as Christians begin with our being divided as individuals. Most often, our petty disagreements arise from our competing loyalties to Christ and the world. When we are truly focused on Jesus, the cross, and our faith, most of our divisions fade away. I pray we will someday learn to set aside our egos and live as the one body we are called to become.”
Then he concluded, “I pray for the day when all God’s children become one in love.”
Disregard my first statement please. I encourage you to take a moment and read his words found here.
- Still Human, Part 1 (dianasymons.com)
- New Xulon Book is a Testimony of Trusting God No Matter What (prweb.com)
- Who’s Reflection Do You See? (work4christ.wordpress.com)
- Mac and Cheese Chicken Pot Pie (spoonful.com)
- My Deepest Desire (thestorymovement.com)