The heart of a father

“My son, don’t forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commands;” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:1‬

Code of Honer

I had this funny creative impression, as it turned out in a deeply confronting mirror moment. I tried to picture a Sunday morning Church meeting on the basis of Social Media performance where the audience is using the Pastors platform to discus their opinions while he is preaching his sermon! I’m used to the “can I have an Amen!”, but now-a-days we use each others “platform” to start our own discussions in the benches!

There is too often a following to create followers, a “like” to offend (as our amens just mean “hit them right on”) and… a becoming “friends” with hidden agendas!

Guilty of Charge
I openly apologize for doing it so often
, time after time! My know-it-all creative reactions actually can hurt people and I agree that it not good! Being a voice not an echo should have been my measurements! What you sow, you will reap and… I did.

Sounds familiar?

While “the world” is eating eagerly from the tree Knowledge Good and Evil, there is  an environment created, an atmosphere which can not easily been avoided.

My decision: Let’s sit, listen and besides our honest amens, respectfully avoid disturbing noice! Have your own platform, start a new church, find your own “followers”!

And then of course, when the “pastor” opens up the microphone, speak as loud as you can…

Talk shows live from reaction using their creative nonsense to make their own point! They echo the words and create their lies! A deeply troubling movement where original ideas and insights are lacking! The Apple Effect where others live and become rich by “using” the original concept and creating a flaw copy!

It’s always a mature thing to think twice before you decide to “react” instead of contribute! Communication versus discussion! The getting together without agendas willing to actually listing instead of attack because of your conclusions.

I hate it when I see respectful people being minimized because of their posting, when people think “the mic is open” and ventilate their options!
It was recently when Tomas Sandell reflected a happy moment while attending The National Prayer Breakfast in Washington and on that platform smart people felt the need to shout out their opinion. This morning Tomas made a statement… and as I found it courageous I thought it was totally unnecessary!

If nobody asked you something, better don’t answer!

So, let’s agree on this code of honor:
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

 

Author: Rob van't Wout

Dutch by birth, Sweden by choice, Kingdom by grace

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