Thursday, June 25, 2009

A thin veneer

Walt Mueller, one of my online mentors, made a profound statement about a celebrity/author that shook my core! Paraphrased, he writes, 'she is promoting a faith that is nothing more or less than the world with a thin veneer of Jesus-talk.' Like I said, it shook my very core! Do I do that? Coat my "faith" with a shiny covering of empty Jesus-talk or do I live an authentic faith based on a committed relationship that penetrates my whole being? What is left when life chips away at me, solid devotion to Christ or a cheap imitation? It's a question we all need to ask, but especially those who shepherd a young flock.
I earnestly pray that God would search me and reveal any substitutions. Solid and lasting, that's my prayer.

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