....teaching about it...or living it?
“It’s not about teaching; it’s about living. Learn to live this life and you’ll find no end of folks to share it with. Teach it first, however, and that will be your substitute for living it.”
I think I'll just throw out there one of my very broad generalities.....I believe the Church has taken one of this world's gods....education....and committed adultery with it. I need to quickly add that I am not against education....or against teaching....I married a teacher who taught close to 25 years in the public school system. Ellen and I helped our two kids get college educations. I am against keeping people in bondage by keeping them with lack of anything...education, income, health insurance, housing, food, clothing, motivation for living or anything else we need as human beings....my problem is making a god out of any of those things.
Jesus said "take no thought for tomorrow" while the god's clamor away that whatever they are presenting is what we need to worry about day and night because it is the answer to all the evils in the world....No.... Jesus is the answer to all the evils in the world. He said the opposite....he said to Seek first the Kingdom of God..... then.... all that other stuff would be added to us.
So...my problem here is that the Church has taken education/teaching...... made it their new god....and replaced intimacy with God.... with learning about God. It was always very easy for me to stand in the pulpit and tell everybody else how they should live...teach them the rules and regulations....quote all the bible verses....give them all the do's and all the don'ts..... it became my substitute for living it..... just like Wayne said in that quote.
Now that I have finally discovered it is about living...living my life in Him...by Him...From Him and back to HIM.....there is now no end of folks to share life with....His life...that He is life....and that all folks need to do is seek first the kingdom and discover the King. It is experienced....not learned....it is caught and not taught.