Thursday, February 02, 2006

How shall we respond?

This strikes me as very Christian - not in the sense of evangelism, but in the sense of stewardship.

This is our Fathers' world. We are to tend to it, and care for it.

We are all created in His image. Shouldn't we strive to "set free those who are oppresed"?

The proposal of the writer of this article seems to me to follow these directions.

What say you?

7 comments:

Dawn 1:46 AM, February 08, 2006  

Hello Professor Steve,

I found you through Sandra@ThistleCove, who I found through her friend Leslie at Greenberry House. I say follow Jesus and His instructions and we won't go wrong. It may seem wrong to the world but we know better than that. Yes, I think we should try to tend this world as best we can and if each individual person did their part things would actually go along somewhat better for us all; though as believers we do know that all this increasing chaos is how it is coming to be shortly before Jesus returns for His church. Anyone who wants to know what happens after that can turn to Revelation and read the account there. I pray that more eyes will be opened before it is too late.

Professor Steve 10:57 AM, February 08, 2006  

Dawn,

Thanks for the comments. It is an interesting position to be in: anticipate a quick return of Jesus, realize that there will always be strife, wars and rumors of wars until that day. And, at the same time, be responsible, long-term stewards of this earth, while also striving for peace on earth, and goodwill toward all.

Why do I feel like I'm walking on a knife-blade? =]

-Steve

Dawn 3:08 PM, February 09, 2006  

Are you letting God do His work? ..... or are you trying to do it all for Him?

Professor Steve 5:17 PM, February 09, 2006  

Most of the time, I'm walking by the lamp for my feet, while wearing sunglasses...

My goal, however, is to live as the Shakers advocated: "Do your work as if you had a thousand years to live, and as if you were to die tomorrow."

Ultimately, it's all in God's hands, and I can only hope to not get in the way too much as I seek to follow and trust.

Dawn 2:56 AM, February 10, 2006  

One day at a time Professor Steve. :-) Do you read My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers? Today's reading is quite good.

Sandra Bennett 7:35 AM, February 20, 2006  

Dear Prof Steve...

some is better than none and obedience better than sacrifice. It's good to read your words; we're all struggling to make this journey as practicing Christians.

I live by one of my Mother's earliest sayings, "pray as if it all depends upon God and work as if it all depends upon you." Alas, sometimes I get the two confused and put the later before the former but it's not in the failing I succeed, it's in the trying again.

May He continually bless the work of your hands and your heart.

Professor Steve 6:59 AM, February 21, 2006  

Sandra,

Thanks again for the inspiring kick in the pants. I'm working on a big job for a client, and once that's done, there are a number of things ready to end up on the blog.

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