This is really the focus of my blog, where the mystery of faith intersects with life.
Some might be offended by this phrase, and using it to refer to faith. That’s not my intent. I borrowed this from the lyrics to a song, “All I Want”, by a christian group known as “Future of Forestry”. Excellent music, lyrics, and the name of the group grabs me. Maybe I’ll tell you about it sometime.I will go where Glory meets the crude and weak, I will go where mercy meets the shame, I will go where strength will find the small and meek, I will go where magic meets mundane, And You’re all I want, You’re all I want, all I’ll find.
Isn’t that how and where faith impacts us, what it looks like when it has its effect? It is the point of collision between Abraham’s faith and obedience, and three visitors from the desert who come to him with an announcement. It’s a two-car wreck in an intersection in Damascus between Saul, and the Risen Christ. Or Augustine, in all of his formative torments, uttering “Grant me chastity and continency, but not yet.” And later becoming the Father of the Church.
I’ve listened to this song several times now, to realize that the message in it is all about God meeting us right where we are. However that may come about.
Hey, just today ole Sylvester snuck up on poor Tweety, and reduced him to a pile of feathers. My Twitter account is no more. And I’m relieved. Honestly, except for blogging, I’m done with “social media.” Nice experiment, but just not me. It was just another way to waste time. I can do that all on my own, without the latest android app to help me out.
Simplify, simplify, simplify.
Lookout, I’m taking my Face back next…