The Maturity Of The
To realize that many Christians cannot perceive
the words of Jesus, can cause quite a grieving
process. I enjoy Kubler-Ross' model of grief, as
I think it covers much that we experience.
And I really cannot tell from your letter where
you are in the grieving process. If you are
angry, I offer you a hug and empathy; if you are
bargaining with them, I will wait until you tire of
the heavy burdens they lay upon you; if you are
depressed, I hope that you will hold to Jesus all
I offer that at the end of the grieving process
does come acceptance - not surrender, but a
quiet calm acceptance that many are called to
maturity, but few wish to answer the call.
The scripture is like an automobile - the scripture
does not change its theme. After all, your quote
in Matthew is even more stark in Ezekiel 34,
where the lost and the strays are to be sought
out by the shepherds, and the fat sheep are
rebuked for driving out the weak sheep. And
yes, the shepherds are removed from their
office for their irresponsibility.
But the maturity of the 'driver' is what matters.
The immature see the car as a vehicle that
allows a rush to battle, an excuse to isolate from
the 'sinner', a reason to avoid the wounded, a
marker for successful division, and on and on.
The mature see the scripture as a vehicle that
allows a walk towards peace-making, a
measured response to ensure they eat and drink
with 'sinners', a call to heal the wounded even
at personal cost, and a marker for practicing the
art of reconciliation.
If Jesus is speaking to you about maturity, then
luv, you are blessed.
Drive your car as He did.
(c) Copyright Caryn LeMur 2007
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The Maturity Of The Driver
A gentleman posted some very
Christian thoughts about the
church not being willing to hear
the words of Christ towards the
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
Transgender (LGBT) world.
Here is the scripture that
“What do you think? If a man Here is my reply to that
owns a hundred sheep, and
one of them wanders away,
will he not leave the ninety-
nine on the hills and go to look
for the one that wandered
off? And if he finds it, I tell
you the truth, he is happier
about that one sheep than
about the ninety-nine that did
not wander off. In the same
way your Father in heaven is
not willing that any of these
little ones should be lost."
gentleman. First, I wished to
make certain he was OK; but then,
to also add to his thoughts.
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