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
Mopping (Present Participle)
Mopped (Past Participle)
He she or it? MOPS
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
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
We are brothers and sisters
Have you mopped today.
Posted by Fr. Bob at 7:30 AM