What is the difference between Return of the King and Return of the Jedi? They both have Return of the part…but Jedi starts with a J and King starts with a K. K, the King is the difference. Or is that J the Jedi?
With so many different expressions of church I wondered who best represents Jesus? Is it the loving, generous, kind church? Or the militant, forthright church that has its “heart in the right place”? The one that listens and shares? Or the one that preaches and cares? I think that either of these expressions, as I have described them, are not only inadequate expressions of a church, but don’t really describe who Jesus really was, and is, the true, authentic Jesus.
I think most striking thing that can happen in a church is that Jesus uses that church and blesses someone. That is something special. One of the things that churches have done, is being a somewhat gifted, but flawed and imperfect, yet most of all functional vehicle for the blessing of Jesus in people’s lives, spiritually and otherwise.
I remember enthusiastically tackling an idea for a work of fiction. For fifteen years the basic material I had written stayed on file. Recently, I’ve revisited the material to see what I could do with it. It’s working…it’s coming together.
Someone may think that a writer is avoiding writing by posting four or five continuous film reviews, but as well, this week has been market research day for possible future endeavors and projects. One does get a thrill from deciding what publishers may fit or not. At least its not on the other foot, the other foot being mine, where publishers dispense with a submission at will.
This week writing has been writing a devotion based on old notes of my bible reading, a humor piece that I completed and submitted, and a significant revise of a poetry. Patience and time is a key to working on pieces, though I may be tempted to get the work done fast, so I can move on to the next thing. No, don’t do that. A calm spirit is better. Patience and time gets things done better.