Friday, December 19, 2008

Links

I need to clear my blog roll.
I'm reluctant to do so. The thought of it makes me a little sad. some of the links no longer exist, and some of them just haven't posted anything new in years. But nevertheless, the thoughts and reflections of these various blog authors meant something to me at some point in time - that's why they were added to the roll.
I guess the reason I'm so reluctant to remove them is that I'm kind of bothered by the ease and willingness with which we disconnect with people and move on in our lives. I see it all around me in our society - as if people are commodities to be traded away when they no longer have a perceived relevance to our current life, or their presence is no longer seen as needful or convenient. I see it in churches too. I'll have been a member of my church for ten years in April. I can't begin to even calculate the people I've seen come and go in that length of time. To be sure there were times when I thought it might behoove me to look elsewhere for a house of worship - but I just kept thinking about what it means to be the manifest reality of family within the body of Christ. Can we really walk away from each other at the point of conflict and say we take that call seriously? Just as love, companionship, sharing and empathy are a part of family, isn't pain, misunderstanding, and disappointment as well? Can we really expect to have one without the other?
I've stuck it out so far, because I've embraced a willingness to take the good with the bad and to pursue the call to be true family within the body of Christ. The lessons I have learned in reconcilliation, and waiting to allow God time to bring His resolution to circumstances has proven invaluable. If I had run or backed away from the situation - I never would have had those experiences or the lessons that go with them.

3 comments:

CONSTANTINE said...

Hey mi amiga. I trust we will stay in touch--or at least I hope, and that is certainly my intention. I do still continue to show up on Inexpugnable from time to time. :)

I understand your point though. I don't keep a blog roll on EAC and haven't for some time. That said, I don't know if you've stopped by EAC as of late, but I have posted a couple of new entries (one in July and one in December with another on the way). Granted, they are not the most inspiring of posts, but it felt good and right to write them. If you are so inclined please stop by on occasion.

Regardless, let's keep in touch via email. I meant to ask you about your last email to me and whether what you were talking about is "microloans," but didn't get around to it. I work quite a bit but that's no excuse to stay in better touch.

Pax Christi

voixd'ange said...

Yes C, I was talking about micro-loans. I'm glad that you keep in touch and also would like to continue to do so.
I will stop by your blog.

Terese Forbis said...

Keep working through it! This is good stuff