I like the thought of that

true vine.  unscrewed.  communionA few times this past week I heard myself say “I like the thought of…” or “I like the idea of….” in reference to something I really did like.

It occurred to me what an absurd statement that is. Liking an idea or a thought of something is akin to liking the shadow of something. It’s not even part of the real thing, none of it’s essence even- just the memory, or the concept, or the hint of it.

What on earth are we doing liking, or caring for, the mere shadow of something when what we could have is the real something?

What real things are you currently replacing with a thought, or an idea, or a shadow? Real community replaced by people ‘liking’ your posts online? Real 2-way conversations replaced by 1 way text/email/tweets?

 

Don’t give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encourage one another. Hebrews 10:25.

Today, maybe someone needs the bravery to believe the best about themselves, and its likely that cannot happen without you bringing your courage to embolden their courage. Maybe that someone is you, and you need to experience true connection with Christ, not just ‘like’ the idea of doing so.

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