21 May 2017
How Do We Deal with A Carpenter King ~ Type Amen?
Greetings Dear Reader,
Carpentry is a simple beautiful art. My Grandfather was a hobby carpenter. He even continued to practice the art after a table saw cut his hand almost in two. After the injury healed he had pins in his hand. He could create beautiful things with wood, work, and patience.
I am trying to imagine how Jesus the carpenter would deal with social media and the technology age. There is a web site, Coffee with Jesus that addresses this occasionally. I try to use technology and social media for good things.
There is a trend that some of my fellow Christ followers have adopted that disturbs me. I believe that we should live our faith outwardly. I do not hesitate to claim Christ and try to follow him. I do not think that the trend to post something then ask for proof of agreement is wise.
It is not saying amen to a post or sharing it that spreads the Gospel. In fact I think it makes us look foolish to those who do not understand the love and compassion of Christ. I know that these posts are meant to be a good thing. Some, however, go too far.
One cannot gain a blessing, money, or healing by participating in this modern form of chain letters. In fact it wastes resources and time. Every piece of data sent costs something. Every post has a price. When we forget that the Gospel like carpentry is a patient artful process we lose its beauty and grace. The Gospel is the process of turning raw material into lovely useful things. What better leader to follow than a Carpenter King?
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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