The New Normal

Isn’t it strange . . . how a 20 dollar bill seems like such a large amount when you donate it to church, but such a small amount when you go shopping?

Isn’t it strange . . . how 2 hours seem so long when you’re at church, but how short they seem when you’re watching a good movie?

Isn’t it strange . . . that you can’t find a word to say when you’re praying, but you have no trouble thinking what to talk about with a friend?

Isn’t it strange . . . how difficult and boring it is to read one chapter of the Bible, but how easy it is to read 100 pages of a popular novel?

Isn’t it strange . . . how everyone wants front-row-tickets to concerts or games, but they do whatever is possible to sit at the last row in Church?

Isn’t it strange . . . how we need to know about an event for Church 2-3 weeks before the day so we can include it in our agenda, but we can adjust it for other events at the last minute?

Isn’t it strange . . . how difficult it is to learn a fact about God or to share it with others; but how easy it is to learn, understand, extend and repeat gossip?

Isn’t it strange . . . how we believe everything that magazines and newspapers say, but we question the words in the Bible?

Isn’t it strange . . . how everyone wants a place in heaven, but they don’t want to believe, do, or say anything to get there?

The Bible says we are strangers, pilgrims, “peculiar people.”  So “strange” ought to be the new normal for us.  Worth thinking about.

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