My Way

He’s not one of us
She doesn’t do it our way,
they’re not our kind.

How quick we are to decide
who is in or out.

But who says our way
is The Way,
the only way,
the acceptable way?
What if they are showing us a different,
equally valid,
even better way.

What matters is not my way,
our usual way,
but God’s Way.

And I can’t define that
by my way.

Lord, help me to be open,
to see you in other
different ways,
to encounter you anew
outside my boundaries.

May I not cause rejection
by my failure to see,
or bind others so tightly
in how I think things should be
that they cannot discover you for themselves.

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

Mark 9:38-50 (CEV)

For or against Jesus

38 John said, “Teacher, we saw a man using your name to force demons out of people. But he wasn’t one of us, and we told him to stop.”

39 Jesus said to his disciples:

Don’t stop him! No one who works miracles in my name will soon turn and say something bad about me. 40 Anyone who isn’t against us is for us. 41 And anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name, just because you belong to me, will surely be rewarded.

Temptations To Sin

42 It will be terrible for people who cause even one of my little followers to sin. Those people would be better off thrown into the ocean with a heavy stone tied around their necks. 43-44 So if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off! You would be better off to go into life crippled than to have two hands and be thrown into the fires of hell that never go out.[a] 45-46 If your foot causes you to sin, chop it off. You would be better off to go into life lame than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.[b] 47 If your eye causes you to sin, get rid of it. You would be better off to go into God’s kingdom with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell. 48 The worms there never die, and the fire never stops burning.

49 Everyone must be salted with fire.

50 Salt is good. But if it no longer tastes like salt, how can it be made salty again? Have salt among you and live at peace with each other.

~ by pamjw on September 24, 2015.

2 Responses to “My Way”

  1. My Way…He’s not one of us She doesn’t do it our way,who is in or out. Verru beautifull video Pam and nice words , the peaple to the church have a great song for the Lord and the music Great thanks to the Lord Mercy . Aim you thankfull Pam for that i wish you a nice Thursday Pam God Bless you. Amen.

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