Tuesday, December 23, 2008

"I don't believe in what you believe but I believe in what you do..."

"I don't believe in what you believe but I believe in what you do..."

He'd put his rolled up tenners in the bucket and had gone almost
before I could smile. I was collecting for Deptford SA as they raised
money at Borough Market and for the rest of the time I spent
collecting while the carols were played I wished I could've explained
to the guy that he might have been surprised how close our beliefs may
be. So much of what I believe is shaped by doing, and living out the
life and values of what I see on the life of Jesus!

It always seems a shame that the church has done so well making that
which people saw as being amazing in Christ so predictable!

2 comments:

IanH said...

I've been having the same kind of conversation with a retired Chemistry scientist. We started off a couple of years ago when he "accosted" me with questions about suffering. In time, when he realised that I had as many questions as he and that I didn't have to believe in 6 days of creation, and that I have read Dawkins God Delusion, that Christians can embrace science, that the church has got it wrong and right at the same time - we have come a long way in our conversations. We have swapped books to read. He gave me a book entitled 'Physics of the impossible - a scientific exploration of the world of phasers, force fields, teleportation and Time Travel' by distinguished physicist Michio Kaku. I have given him 'The secret message of Jesus' by Brian McLaren. His last words to me this week when I said see you in the new year - "Who knows, I might be born again by then!". Who knows indeed.

God bless you Gordo. The Haylett Family sends its love to the Cotterills. May you have a truly blessed and peaceful together.

Ian

Gordon said...

Sounds like a good frienship! Hope you guys have a great CHristmas too