14 January 2017
Everything I needed to Know – Opening Thoughts
Greetings Dear Reader,
There have been so many things that have contributed to my character as I have journeyed this half century plus. Long before I came to the place where I wanted my life to belong to Christ alone I was influenced by Tolkien, Lewis, and mostly Roddenberry.
Many years ago I was given a gift of a poster that was styled on the poplar “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”, by Robert Fulghum. I highly recommend his book. What I was given, however, was titled “All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek.”
This world that Gene Roddenberry created sustained me through some dark times when I was too young to have dark times. The more direct social lessons about racism and the like were lost on my youth. I did not yet understand their vitality. They would do much in later years to shape my thinking.
There were lessons that I did learn. They are made clear by the simple lines of the poster that I was gifted. As I focus on becoming more attuned to following Christ in every aspect of my life I return to some simple phrases to reinforce that I cannot live the vertical relationship with the Father if I do not live the horizontal relationship with people.
As I reread the advice of the poster it reminds me that I must dwell on the things it says and align myself to many of them to faithfully follow Christ. I will spend a few days enforcing the thoughts on my standards to assure that they align with my actions. Please walk with me Dear Reader. I value your company and thoughts always.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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