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Jealousy is good!

Christianity

Can you name the seven deadly sins?
I suppose it is something that isn’t on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days, and there will be a number of reasons for that. Firstly, people don’t hear about them any more. Secondly, a lot of people wouldn’t know what some of them even meant if they did hear them. Thirdly, there are so many more sins out there – the world has come a long way since the early days of the church. Technology has moved on and you can sin faster, with more people and more often than you ever could back then!
I don’t know why the church came up with the idea of limiting the “deadly” sins to any number. As far as I can see, unless the sin is forgiven by God, even the smallest, most insignificant sin is deadly.

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Fear is the key

Christianity

What are you afraid of? Anything? Lots of things? Everything? Nothing?
Many of us are afraid of flying, but I remember Spike Milligan once saying that he wasn’t in the least frightened of flying. Not in the least! But crashing – that was totally different! He was terrified of that!

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I am an addict

Christianity

The first time I ever saw a drug addict was at a Rolling Stones concert in Hyde Park – a long time ago. There were actually two of them, and I remember how awful they looked, but I also remember thinking “Nutters!” As years passed, I saw many more and I have to admit that I felt total disdain for them – they were nothings, and were not to be trusted as they would rob and steal. Time went by, though, and I started to see them in the chemists waiting disconsolately for their methadone. My heart started to change.

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Shut that door!

Christianity

It’s nice to get home, isn’t it? It’s good to get the shirt and tie, the suit and the shiny shoes off, and just get into some sloppy gear that you can relax in. It’s good to switch off all the thoughts about work, the people who have crossed your path, made or spoiled your day. Feet up. Switch on the TV and just veg out, eh? Close the curtains, switch off the phone and just shut out the whole world.

No one can see you, and you can see none of them. Bliss………

I will be careful to live a blameless life – when will you come to help me? I will lead a life of integrity in my own home. (Psalm 101:2, NLT)

Ahem. Surely, when I get home and close the doors and curtains I can just relax and take it easy? Do what I want? Think what I want? Watch what I want? It’s OK, no one can see! It only matters when they are watching. I will be a good Christian when everyone is watching. I will! Honest! I just need a rest, relax.

I will lead a life of integrity in my own home.

It’s been a hard day! I just need some time to relax and recuperate, get ready to do God’s work tomorrow, build up my strength for it.

I will lead a life of integrity in my own home.

But no one is looking! No one can see!

I will lead a life of integrity in my own home.

Okay, okay! When will you come and help me?

A marked man

Christianity

I was reflecting more on my previous post Mirror, mirror – I’m sorry, I can’t resist puns! I was thinking about how our images change as we grow and age. We tend to adopt fashions which are the fashion of our generation. Though that fashion might change as years pass, there is a continuing theme through our lives, and quite often we can guess a person’s age by the style of clothes or hair.

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