November 19, 2019

If you make decisions based upon people’s reactions or judgments then you make really boring choices. Heath Ledger

Today’s Reading:

Ecclesiastes1: MSG
1  These are the words of the Quester, David’s son and king in Jerusalem:
2  Smoke, nothing but smoke. [That’s what the Quester says.] There’s nothing to anything—it’s all smoke.
3  What’s there to show for a lifetime of work, a lifetime of working your fingers to the bone?
4  One generation goes its way, the next one arrives, but nothing changes—it’s business as usual for old planet earth.
5  The sun comes up and the sun goes down, then does it again, and again—the same old round.
6  The wind blows south, the wind blows north. Around and around and around it blows, blowing this way, then that—the whirling, erratic wind.
7  All the rivers flow into the sea, but the sea never fills up. The rivers keep flowing to the same old place, and then start all over and do it again.
8  Everything’s boring, utterly boring— no one can find any meaning in it. Boring to the eye, boring to the ear.
9  What was will be again, what happened will happen again. There’s nothing new on this earth. Year after year it’s the same old thing.
10  Does someone call out, “Hey, this is new”? Don’t get excited—it’s the same old story.
11  Nobody remembers what happened yesterday. And the things that will happen tomorrow? Nobody’ll remember them either. Don’t count on being remembered.

If many people are like me lately I have been finding life boring.  The drudgery of each day, wondering if anything is ever going to change, when will I have some excitement.

Christian life is no different, we go to church, sing a few hymns, listen to a thirty minute sermon, sing the doxology, be dismissed and go home.

I have to believe that somewhere, somehow, things will eventually change, and this hum-oh, life will have a spark of change and excitement again.

The hamster wheel life that I face today hopefully will end and I will find myself on a path that leads to fulfillment.

Boring can lead to lethargy, paying attention may lead to mistakes, mistakes that in some circumstances could cost me greatly.

So, when at the end of my rope I’ll tie a knot and hold the faith that things will change!

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