What if... Thursday Thirteen
I've been asking myself a lot of questions this week. Here are a few of them.
1. I put together a list of 100 things I want to do before I die and then start to make those things happen?
2. This really is the only life I get to live on this earth?
3. I waste too much time making lists and spend no time making a life?
4. It doesn't rain for another three months? What will we drink, bathe in, and cook with?
5. I got pregnant again?
6. Steve got a job in London or Madrid? How happy would I be?
7. I didn't watch television again ever? How much writing and creating would I get done in all that recovered time?
8. I told everyone I know how much my relationship with God means to me, the radical difference faith in Him has made in my life, and how much better my life is now than when I only marginally believed and didn't take my spiritual life seriously?
9. Someone In Charge decides that this country needs to start bombing another country? Again?
10. Those of us who oppose war stood up and said "No" and pointed out the many ways that the war in Iraq has been disastrous for most of the people involved - just like we predicted it would be? (If you want more info on opposing another war in another country, check out Lisa's blog.)
11. This "Christian nation" with all its "Christian" leaders actually took love, forgiveness, grace, and mercy as our main objectives, stopped feeling like we have to "do it to them before they do it to us," and believed God when He said (over and over): "Do not repay evil for evil. Vengeance is mine; I will repay"???
12. We actually lived by His mandate: "By this will all the world know that you are my disciples, if you love one another"?
13. We stopped saying we are a Christian nation and became truly religious individuals? I like the definition of "religious" presented by James, the brother of Jesus?
He wrote in James 1:27 - Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.