Possum and the Bad Man

I would much rather simply not fellowship with some of you.

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.

About mtsweat

Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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6 Responses to Possum and the Bad Man

  1. sisterdot56 says:

    morndai hi..dot…a new day in the lord praise him………………The Lord’s wounded hands, feet, and side reveal God’s desire to change our hearts by the power of His love.

    Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

    2 Corinthians 5:17, Ezekiel 36:26, Ephesians 3:17-19

  2. Aurora HSP says:

    Jeff introduced me to your pages. I love your title. My good friend Jon once said to me when I was in the midst of some major life challenges,”Rest in God.” To this day those words comfort me. As does your blog name, very soothing here.

  3. Jeff says:

    Hey, friend. I’ve tagged you in a “blogathon.” Don’t feel obligated to follow “the rules,” if you don’t want to. Just paying tribute to my enjoyment of your blog.

  4. lambskinny says:

    Hey Pot Pie! I love to fellowship with you…

  5. shekinah419 says:

    I love the Possum stories!

  6. This was really cool and encouraging man! Thanks for tagging me along with it!

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