Thursday, June 19, 2008

I probably shouldn't do this, but I really liked Marf's picture and thought it should be put to productive use.

5 comments:

Marf said...

I approve.

It's not like I hold a strict copyright on my images. They're under a "Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike" license. As long as you don't use it for commercial profit, and give me credit (and you did), you can use the image however you want.

I might just put this up on my blog this next Motivational Monday...

Delirious said...

Church politics....I am glad I dont' have to deal with that.

Frankly, anyone in my church who would aspire to a leadership position like Bishop...deserves it lol. I wouldn't wish that on anyone....he really has to carry a heavy burden.

I think we have the opposite problem in our church. Because we have a lay ministry, pretty much everyone needs to take a position (calling) in the church. Some people are reluctant because they dont' feel they have the time, or the ability to do the assignment.

There have been many times in my life when I had to hold multiple positions at the same time. I feel like I have it easy right now. I just teach Sunday School once a week. My husband, on the other hand, is a counselor to the bishop, so has responsiblities for the youth program, the singles program, the scouting program, the accounting of the tithing each week/ or the assignments of talks (they rotate this duty between two counselors). He attends a Sunday morning Bishopric meeting, and a Priesthood leadership meeting or Ward Council/ welfare meeting..all before 9 am. He attends his three hours of meetings for church, and has to stay after for any interviews to call people to positions, or for temple interviews. It is wonderful to serve in the church, but it isn't for the faint hearted lol.

Livingsword said...

LOL

One of the things I love about the Bible is the way it never pretends that the Church or the Jewish people are perfect in the practicalities of life.

As a person that had nothing to do with Christianity and the Church till my late 20’s when I became a Jesus follower it took me awhile till I became an active part in an established Church in my area. I trusted God and the Bible but not the local Church.

I am now very active in my local Church; I have sat on multiple committees etc. The Bible makes it clear that the Church has its problems (time in 1 Corinthians is saturated with problems large and small).

Of course there are many believers in the Church family at different points in their walks. There are also goats and wolves…and spiders among the sheep wearing clever disguises….

To intentionally abuse the same quote for the second time in the past week (all be it in a another bent) “ask not what your Church can do for you…”

I love the Church, I do not love Churchianity culture, but I do love the Church, I recognize it from the words of the Bible, by their love and by their….web….

Looney said...

Thanks LS. I do love the church and give thanks that there are many others who love the church also. It is good to know that it will keep on marching forward and as Jesus says, "hades will not prevail against it".

Livingsword said...

Hi Looney;

I hear you brother…..

Fortunately the Church does not depend upon me for its success it depends upon Jesus. There is often much to complain about in Church I have no need to look any further than myself…..

Church is about worship and service, when a local Church is having problems there are a lot of opportunities to serve….