Humanitarian aid workers and United Nation peacekeepers are sexually abusing small children in several war-ravaged and food-poor countries, a leading European charity has said.
I shouldn't have read it, because it just made me angry and disappointed in the human race. Just a reminder of our fallen state. JM
I would suggest that it is instead, the simple acts of closing the gap between people. The gap that is filled with hurt. The gap that is filled with pride - and silence.
Steven Curtis Chapman’s youngest child died Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a car driven by her teenage brother in the driveway of the family’s Williamson County home.
But, the sad truth is that it's reality that people make decisions about you based on what you look like. If I continue to look the way I do, I will have fewer opportunities than I would if I looked differently.
All that to say, I think I'm going to have to start caring more about what I look like. It's a sad conclusion to come to, but I guess it's the right one, at least for now. JM
I wonder if we would take it so lightly if we had to sacrifice things according to Levitical law. My sacrifice has already been made, but it's easy for me to forget about it. To forget what it looked like. Smelled like. Felt like.
Here's what they used to have to do according to Leviticus 4:33-35, in case you were wondering:
He must put his hand on the animal's head and kill it as a sin offering in the place where the whole burnt offering is killed. The priest must take some of the blood from the sin offering on his finger and put it on the corners of the altar of burnt offering. He must pour out the rest of the lamb's blood at the bottom of the altar. Then the priest must remove all the lamb's fat in the same way that the lamb's fat is removed from the fellowship offerings. He must burn the pieces on the altar on top of the offerings made by fire for the Lord. In this way the priest will remove that person's sins so he will belong to the Lord, and the Lord will forgive him.JM
I've worked in three companies that had lots of people and lots of cubes, and I spent the entire day walking around. I figured that was my job. The days where I sat down and did what looked like work were my least effective days. It's hard for me to see why you'd bother having someone come all the way to an office just to sit in a cube and type.
The new rule seems to be that if you're going to spend the time and the money to see someone face to face, be in their face. Interact or stay home!
It's so awesome that God is always looking to forgive and to redeem the broken. To take our mistakes and turn them into distant memories. To make it as though it never happened. JM