Monday, March 11, 2013
I think that Seth Godin wrote the below post for me and maybe many more of my Christian brothers & sisters without even knowing it.
"There's always a defect, always a slow drip, somewhere. Every plan, every organisation, every venture has a glitch.
The question isn't, "is this perfect?" The question is, "will this get me there?"
Sometimes we make the mistake of ignoring the big leaks, the ones that threaten our journey.
More often, though, we're so busy fixing tiny leaks that we get distracted from the real goal, which is to go somewhere."
If anyone should get the big picture it is us. But we are world champions at taking the "gnat" issues and making them the world.
Jesus posted about this many years ago when talking to the world experts at this practise:
Blind guides! You strain your water so you won't accidentally swallow a gnat, but you swallow a camel! - Matt 23:24
So often we Christian's are so happy to pick up our Pharisee cousins mantle.
What "gnat" issue are you holding on to with pride that is really making you look a little bit daft in eternity's eyes?