Another Visionless Rant
I wanna rant! I need to say something right here right now. Just the thought of having to sit in a meeting to talk about what we OUGHT to do, SHOULD do, or MUST do, just makes me want to hurl. Just the thought of sitting listening to someone reiterate the vision and try to fire me up to follow it makes me want to quit even before I join. I absolutely love the saying of Jesus, "Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest!" I'm telling you people: this world is full of people weary and heavy laden with the expectations of religion and its leaders. That's what Jesus was talking about. When he saw the people so burdened and vexed without a shepherd, that's what he was talking about. When he chastised the religious leaders for laying burdens on people without lifting a finger to help them, that's what he was talking about. No amount of our talented tweaking is going to change the weight of the burden, only it's appearance. Let the visions and agendas go! They are only burdensome expectations in modern fancy dress. I live with teenagers and their friends. Our house is often full of them... loud, funny, wild, uncontrollable, disobedient and visionless. All they want to do is hang. That's it. That is life's pleasure for them. And it is enough. It is enough! What can be better than being together, loving each other, challenging each other to be more authentic, and laughing? What can be better? Save the world? From what? They'll tell you, "Let's save the world from assholes who are trying to shape us into something other than what we are!" "Do NOT sell your soul to any agenda for any price!" They're rubbing off on us, and it ain't all bad! What can be better for Lisa and me than to be among these lunatics, laughing with them, teasing them, affirming them in their beauty and aimlessness, and receiving their reckless affection? Answer me that! The pic is of my daughter Casile, my son Jesse, and just a few of their goofy friends.