Sunday, December 04, 2005

How I Feel

Sometimes, I wish I was a better Lutheran. Today, for example, I got out of bed and didn't go to church, I watched a little of it on tv, though (there is a Lutheran television service that comes from Ft. Wayne... its actually a really good one, too, good liturgy and everything....) but I didn't watch it all. It was cold this morning when I got out of bed and it was icey, but it wasn't so cold or icey that I couldn't go to church. This was the second Sunday, so that means that it was a "contemporary service" or do they call it a "celebration service" either way, when I realized that I really didn't want to go. I worked last night, but they let me come home early because the weather was... "unpleasant" sleet and freezing rain, I had to chip away the ice on my windows so I could drive. These are all excuses, aren't they? See, I'm no good. Nope, not me, no good Lutheran right over here. *points to self* I'm in the corner the one that says "hellbound" over head. That's me, I just wish I had my handbasket, that might make the descent that much easier. *waves* hello everyone, right here. Yeah, me. Wait, this corner is awfully full, no wonder there isn't any handbaskets all the other bad Lutherans have them, that's not fair. Oh, wait, what's this... hmm, these words... funny I seem to remember these, I've heard them somewhere before... maybe it was in a church, I dunno... but they sure sound familiar... strange, they make sense.... okay, okay, I'll do better next time. I'm human. I'm sinful and I'm in the corner... but these words... I like them
This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
-- Rom. 3:22-26


Weekend Fisher said...

So ... unrelated to your post but related to your sidebar ... I'm a Texan so I'm familiar with Kinky's campaign for governor. The only thing tempting me to vote for him is that Willie Nelson has taken up his cause which means Kinky now becomes the main pro-biodiesel candidate (Willie has his name on his own line of alternative fuels & is opening up stations).

So what's the draw for a nice Indiana boy like you to follow our politics down here?

Jim said...

Hey Karl,

I just wanted to say hi. Glad to see you are still in need of grace.

I personally can't wait for the day when we do not need grace anymore. When we can sit at the feet of our Father without a worry or any sense of guilt.

The Lords Peace,


jillymae said...

just remember, we are saved by GRACE through faith.

GRACE!!! quit beating yourself up, man. Jesus' sacrifice was enough. for all of us =)