A Day in the Life of a Former Campus Priest at CUA, Now the Pastor of a GREAT Parish is Kensington CT.. ST. Paul Church
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
MOP Mopping have you Mopped today ?
So often I hear people say... I can't preach, I don't know how to bring people to Christ I'm not holy enough I'm a mess how can I invite anyone to be holy
All of the people who say these things are sincere and well meaning I've said them myself sometimes I just don't have what it takes
Truth be told.... You don't need to be eloquent or articulate or learned everyone has different gifts...
The one essential caracteristic of a follower of Christ has to be that we are present When we are present we give people time we listen to people's thought we laugh with people and cry with people we move out of our normal sphere of relationships we don't lecture we discuss and we do it over and over again.
MINSTRY OF PRESENCE MOP (Noun) Mopping (Present Participle) Mopped (Past Participle) I MOP you MOP He she or it? MOPS We MOP You MOP they MOP
A regular English verb with incredible power.
You can mop at home you can mop while shopping you can mop at church you can mop at work get the picture...
What holds us back from mopping ? Why are we afraid just to be involved in other peoples lives How healthy How Christian is it to sit in our little worlds and just fixate about our lives and our problems and our desires?
Jesus gave me to you and you to me He gave him to her and her to him and us to them