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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Over at Natty's blog, she is asking, "What are your platforms for preaching?" If you'd like, swing by there and drop a line or two.

Anyhow, it reminded of a recent incident at work. I'm having a rather poor attitude at work these days anyways and it's pretty easy to trigger my grumpiness. Someone suggested that I was reading a bad version of the Bible. Oh that got me riled up. I spit back that their copy must be bad just to point out that the charge that a Bible is a "bad copy" was, at that point in the conversation, without grounds. We left it hanging because I had to run off to a meeting. Fact is that what we were discussing (it 's in the book of Genesis) was in every major Bible that was looked up on the web. I don't know if the other person has conceded to that and I don't know what Bible the other person has.

I was surprised at the gall of calling my copy of the Bible "bad." Especially when we were discussing a part of the Pentateuch, which is pretty much common across Bible versions. I'm riled up now just thinking about it.

I must admit, that was lousy "preaching" on my part.

3 comments:

Natty, a.k.a. Truth Seeker said...

I can totally relate to job-grumpiness. Granted, I haven't had any co-worker drama (thanks be to God), my work just does not feed me spiritually. My attitude is quite bad, except for maybe Fridays!

Anyway, I was going to say, in response to your introduction about my preaching platforms and your summary sentence: "that was lousy 'preaching' on my part"...

I must say that just listing those platforms has called me to accountability. I kind of begrudgingly put "work" on there because the sister making the request is on the Board of the non-profit where I work. But now that it's out there in the universe, my darned conscience is making me reflect on it; calling me to greater awareness of the fact that I am always and everywhere a preacher. What does that mean? What do people see when they see me?

Eeek! Accountability!!

Anonymous said...

I just got done reading Natty's Blog then your Blog.
You both might call it grumpiness but it reads like anger. First of all not everyone thinks a like...so you have to learn to repond like Jesus would with love and compassion. When someone strikes out at you and what you believe in, it usually comes from fear. If you don't react with anger, you'll feel better and maybe you'll teach them a different view then what they have. And isn't that the best platform to have, treat everyone the way you want to be treated.

seeking_something said...

Yeah...for most things, I'm not angry--mainly because I don't care. Things that I do care about, I haven't yet learned to fly off the handle. I'm going to need alot of help there.