Youngest kid of six with an inferiority and black sheep complex, but determined that God saves not just his soul to heaven but the remainder of his manic-depressive life, so others won't say he became a Christian and remained a jerk.


On identity
i won't be transparent before i'm opaque. and you'll get to know me starting from the small things: who my favourite bands are. what kind of movies i like. who are my heroes.

On Christianity
I’m convinced that when confronted with sincere, real love, the Jesus factor will become obvious. But let’s not plant the cross before we carry it. I’m not trying to con you.

On dreams
Some dreams are meant to be achieved. I know that. But maybe other dreams are meant to drive us, privately. Never known to anyone but ourselves.


On melancholy
It is a sadness that, when choosing between crying and sighing, will choose sighing. I'd almost say that melancholy is being sad about sadness itself.

On memory and nostalgia
It saddens me when life moves forward and people decide that certain things are worth forgetting.

On language
I've learnt that the word irregardless is filed as a non-standard word in the English language. That's a lexicographer's way of saying it's not a real word.

On politics
Crowds are fickle things. So when we stand in the thousands and cry against the present government, do we know who we're actually crying for?

On society
People always want the best for themselves. But I want to sometimes take second or third or fourth best, just so that the loser down the road doesn't always have to come in last. It must feel like shit to always come in last.

On growing old
Leasehold property make me feel sad. It doesn't matter how old the family photos are that you put on your wall. It's your family but it's not really your wall.

On philosophy
I ask you, if God loves everyone, and if God is also incapable of loving evil, how can there be such a thing as an evil man?

On a daily basis
One line quips, like this.


Friday, May 16, 2008

Is God on your side?

no, i'm serious. is the almighty God, who could choose right now to be on the side of anyone he so pleases, choosing to be on yours? why should he? is it just because you love him? is it because he ought to be on the side of those who go to church and call themselves christians?

this morning, i came to this conclusion.

God is not on our side.

God is on his own side.

his side is defending the weak, feeding the poor, bringing healing to those who are scarred and bringing forgiveness to those who are hurt. his side is finding shelter for the homeless and finding belonging for those who are scattered. his side is bringing reconciliation to those in war and bringing Jesus to those who have never known what it's like to receive sacrificial love.

this morning, as i drove out to work, it hit me. God is on his own side. he doesn't do the choosing.

i do the choosing. i choose to be on his side or not.


Genusfrog [ 9:36 am ]


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