Friday, October 7, 2011

Who said anything about safe?

I am passionate about church. I have a lot of strong feelings and opinions. I usually keep them to myself because alot are negative.

I think this is how I feel about church right now…

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But the thing is that I feel really excited about working in a church someday again. I think I might just be a bit unhinged right now. But I want to some day. 

See here is the thing. I think I would cause a lot of trouble. I think I would find myself shouting, shaking people and acting like a man raised by wolves.

Being passionate is perfect in a church. Being a loose cannon isn’t so much.

But I am really enjoying getting to know my crazy side. (Imagine a very devious smile as I write that) The only problem is that commandeering a bulldozer when someone locks me out really shouldn’t be a real option.

Here is what I am trying to get at: I love getting to know that other side of me. I love having to control myself. I love learning to be untame and unpredictable. I don’t want to be safe.

As Mr. Beaver says about Aslan in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, “Safe? Who said anything about safe? Of course he isn't safe! But he's good, I tell you!”

So before I let myself unleash the crazy, I need to ensure that I am good.

When I think about that chipmunk and that peanut, my first impression is that that chipmunk is out of its mind.  Now that I am at the end of this thought, I admire that crazy look in that chipmunk’s eye.

Please. Please. Please. Tell me your thoughts. 


  1. What do you think...the riskier something is, the funner it is too. The best stories come out of times when you weren't sure what was gonna happen. Is that what you mean?

  2. I think I am just distinguishing between me chasing the right choice versus the safe choice. Because the right choice isn't always the safest and the safest isn't always the right choice. I just want to be a person who seeks the BEST for myself and others, not necessarily the safest.

  3. I think that this is my favorite post by you yet.

  4. Safety is synonymous with control. To lack one is to lack the other. What you're really deciding is how much control you're willing to give up.

    Sorry, I'm a little behind on your posts.