Sunday Faith Blog

“Faith is a passionate intuition”…William Wordsworth

“It’s hard-perhaps impossible-to miss the spiritual side of being human.  The real question is not whether it’s there, but this: What are you going to do about it?  Some would deny it, ignore it, or neglect it in favor of following their own whims and desires.  The wiser among us cultivate it by seeking God…asking questions…acting on intuition…listening to that still, small voice of love in each heart…in each soul…in yours.”  (from a devotional of mine)   As I typed that, the following C.S. Lewis quote kept coming to mind so I knew I had to add it here.  Sometimes, God writes my Sunday Faith Blogs…actually, almost always:

“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”  (C.S. Lewis)

Have a great Sunday……do some thinking, do some worshiping!  Allow your doubts (and I go through it, too, believe me, so did the Apostles, and they saw with their own eyes and wrote about it!) to wash away in the words of both these quotes……..



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7 Responses to Sunday Faith Blog

  1. Mal says:

    Its hard to respond to this one, isn’t it? The fact my reply is over 8 hours after this was posted attests to this. Everything people feel is personal. When I took Spanish in Jr. High years ago I learned a saying: “Cada cabessa es un mundo” (sp?) translated: “Every head is one world”. We all form opinions and make decisions as individuals, not as a group. Yes, we can and are influenced by our surroundings and environment but our final decisions are ours alone so it would be hard to argue anything in todays blog.


  2. I just got home form Sunday dinner at the diner with Scherie.
    A couple at the table next to us got up to leave and the gentleman out of the clear blue say “You folks have a great day”.
    He was dressed well and I asked him where he preached at. He said he didn’t but he had attended the church across the road (a good Baptist church).
    He asked if the food was always this good and I said “for over 30 years”.
    We chatted a bit more and they left. They were visiting the area for a few months.
    Later I asked the waitress for the bill and she said they had taken care of it.
    We discussed “Pay it Forward” (this was originally coined by a lady we know, a prominent Christian broadcaster in the Detroit area).
    Then Scherie took the opportunity to ask the waitress if SHE was a Christian.
    She said, not really, but she believed in God, but not religion.
    Scherie talked to her for a bit about things she probably did religiously, like brushing her teeth, taking a shower, etc.
    I chimed in that Jesus claimed to be the Son of God and He proved it by rising from the dead as He had risen others. Did she believe that?
    She said yes.
    Then I said that Jesus beat death, promised us He did it so that WE could, and that if she believed Him at that and asked for Him to lead her, He would safely see her to the other side.
    She said she got goosebumps.
    I’m praying it takes. i believe it will.
    He said He was the Son of God. He was that, a liar or a madman as you said.
    No middle ground.
    Only a fool would deny He’s a madman or a liar, but then reject His offer of help and leadership.


  3. geeez2014 says:

    THanks, Ed, that’s a great example of what I hoped for this blog post….

    Mal, I don’t need answers; I honestly feel like my Sunday Faith Blog often (not always) writes itself and that SOMEONE needed to see it. I don’t know who, I don’t know why, etc., and I don’t really care as long as people THINK.
    I know our buddy Jersey Jack/Imp (whose name was really Tom, by the way) grew more faithful here, as have others, and that’s a great honor. My Sunday Faith Blog was one of the first among our group (actually, I think it WAS the first), and I believe it is important ….. I’m happy to do this.

    Like Ed did for the waitress…….it’s how we present things and how people take it…if their hearts are open to it, etc. Good stuff!! I do believe that cool statement “Everybody’s head is the world’…at least it’s that person’s world, isn’t it. And how things happen in that world is so personal.

    Bringing up faith to people you believe might be open is a gift to them………..if they are ready and accept.
    If they don’t believe any of it, so be it, too! I just have to remark on how CS Lewis was an atheist till into his adultfhood and turned an about face SO hard and sharp…and never lost it…..and wrote so well on it……Important we at least expose folks to it…JUST TO THINK…that’s all!


  4. Mal says:

    Oh! I certainly didn’t mean to be critical in any way, Z. In rereading my comment I can see how it could be taken differently. I only meant it makes one dig down deep inside them self and consider how to answer, thats all. Sorry if it suggested otherwise.


  5. geeez2014 says:

    MAL! I didn’t take offense ..but I wrote “I don’t need answers”…I didn’t mean from YOU, but ‘in general’…that I just put this stuff out there and hope it affects someone.
    Thanks for your kindness and please know I didn’t take your original comment in a bad way, at all.
    I absolutely agreed that this one is hard to respond to…couldn’t agree with you more 🙂

    thanks! xxx Jingles


  6. Mal says:

    Good! :o)))


  7. Kid says:

    All I know is When I die and they lay me to rest, I’m going to go to the place that’s the best. 🙂


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