Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Am I A Christian?

41"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' 44Then they also will answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?' 45Then he will answer them, saying, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.' 46And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
Matthew 25:41-46

So theres a quote. It's not by Bono, Ghandi or Mandella. It's from Jesus. So I can't ignore it, discard it, forget it or not count it as being a way to live my life.
But I do. Daily.

You see when I go for a walk down the town and I see people with wee boxes clollecting money and I look at the ground. I see homeless people on the streets and I cross the road. I get annoyed when someone has the arrogance to ask me for my money or my time. I'm not rich you know.

Rob Bell in his Nooma video Rich states some interesting facts:
Only 8% of the world has a car.
Do you I have a car?
I do.
We to 92% of the world are rich.

Nearly 1 billion people still don't have access to clean drinking water. I have taps in my house that give me that. I am rich.

But if I have these things. If I in the worlds eyes am rich, in light of what Jesus says must ask another question:
Am I really a Christian?

Tony Campolo was speaking in a sleepy american church when he said:

I have three things I'd like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don't give a shit. What's worse is that you're more upset with the fact that I said shit than the fact that 30,000 kids died last night.”

Maybe you don't like that quote. If its made you feel uncomfortable then don't re-read the Jesus quote at the top. Could make you feel a lot more uncomfortable. it did to me.

Friday, 5 March 2010

The Last Kiss pt.2

Ok, here is my second blog about the wonderful film The Last Kiss.

There is a quote in the movie said by Jenna's dad to his cheating son-in-law:

Stop talking about love. Every asshole in the world says he loves somebody. It means nothing. It still doesn't mean anything. What you feel only matters to you. It's what you do to the people you say you love, that's what matters. It's the only thing that counts.

So true.

So true to me aswell maybe.

I walk about my life and tell people things. Tell them I feel things, Promise them things. at the end of the day its all just empty words isn't it?

and empty words don't mean anyhing to anyone apart from you.

I think it's time to stop just saying we feel things but act on them. Like in The Notebook. Noah didn't just write Alie a letter a day for a year he built her the house she wanted totally unaware if she would ever come back to him. Thats what its all about.

Maybe sometimes to God we make empty promises?

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

The Last Kiss

I Love films! I really like them girly romantic ones. One of my favourite films is The Last Kiss. It has so many great lines and scenes i could just write about on here forever. So I'm gonna do two blogs about it. here's the first! ok so in the last scene Michael is desperate to get his girlfriend back and will do anything to prove what he feels. So he waits outside her house for a few days until she speaks to him again. he doesn't leave. Day and night, rain or shine. Thats dedication. Thats love.

How many times do we tell people we love them when we don't? Or promise people we will do something and don't? or say we will do something and don't? promise ourselves something and don't see it through?
believe God tells us to do somehing and ignore him?

Lets be consistent, persistent and chase after the things we want. A bit more like michael. Need some inspiration? watch him!

Monday, 1 March 2010

When My Heart Runs Dry

My housemate Chris says I should keep blogging, even when I can't find words to say just do a rubbish one! keep going, This may be one of the rubbish ones. You see I love God, love to write about him and my thoughts about things but I guess I've messed up this week.

I mess up every week but sometimes it takes a big fall to see that you've been on a downward spiral.

Sometimes I say I don't like worship music. I say this because I wanna sound cool. I do like worship music. So today I just want to share the lyrics from a Matt Redman song. It sums up how I'm feeling, What I am now going to do. Onwards and upwards now guys...

When my heart runs dry
And there's no song to sing
No holy melody
No words of love within
I recall the height from which
This fragile heart has slipped...

And I'll remember You
I will turn back and do
The things I used to do
for the love of You
Lord, I'll remember You
I will turn back and do
The things I used to do
for the love of You

You are my soul's desire
You are the hope within
You bring my heart to life
You make my spirit sing
I recall the height from which
This fragile heart has slipped...