Tuesday, October 7, 2008

No Calling?

"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it." –Talmud

It cracks me up when Christian people talk about not having a calling. Huh? I'm so confused. Do they read the same bible I do?

3 comments:

Shelley said...

I appreciate your email very much :)

When I get some time, I am will respond. It's one of the days that I do errands for my mom, so I will be running around.

Love you guys!

hsmomma5 said...

I agree.

My favorite line is when people {read: Christians} say how it is "so good that people like you can take care of 'these' kids." I'm like "people like us"---aren't you people like us??? Now I know that not everyone can foster or adopt (though I believe more CAN than WILL), the bible DOES say, "Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked."~Psalm 82:3-4 and "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."~James 1:27. That tells me that EVERY Christian can and should be doing something for the cause. Yet, when we decided to adopt, some of the most discouraging comments came from the very people we worshipped with every week.

Yep, that one leaves me scratching my head, too....

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I love this!I completely agree...