weekend thus far. Yesterday was nothing short of wonderful, even if a bit tiring. SU and I left early and drifted up to Austin to have lunch with 2 for her birthday. 1 made the trip down I-35 to join us. Seems like forever since we’ve been together as a family, although I suppose in the scheme of things it hasn’t been all that long. They both look and sound so good, just a little stressed with the workload. Although it was a short visit, it was a great day.
Very tired last night, slept about 9 hours! Wow, haven’t done that in years. Class was pretty good, JM was back. Had 12 guys again, different ones every week. My outline was not so great, I should have completed it earlier in the week but left it undone until last night and well, I was tired. Kinda funny leading a discussion when you don’t like your own questions. I had moved on to another thought process this morning, so the questions didn’t quite match it. Did get in a couple of relevant points and I like that fact that the guys are bringing more to the table. Took a chance and ordered a different type of discussion material for the next 13 weeks, let’s hope it pans out.
Once again, the pastor spent the service talking about money for the expansion. Be glad when this is done and over with.
I noticed the big media hype over some movie director claiming to have discovered Jesus’s tomb, along with Mary and various relatives. As Hamous says, this is an old story and somehow the guy’s publicist has managed to create excitement about it. Hey, that’s what they get paid for. Whatever.
The far more interesting thing about it for me is to hear non-believers discuss it as if it were the Holy Grail. And they couch it in terms that are typical of pseudo-intellectuals, feigning disinterest and being nonchalant whilst inside burning with hope (rage?) that Christianity will be disproved and the nasty Christians shamed. Neither is going to happen of course but it is funny to read their un-informed views. Probably the funniest is the “Christianity will have to evolve but it will survive (one clown even surmised that it would be stronger) because it has at it’s core some goodness”. Right. Reminds of the old if my aunt had testicles she’d be my uncle saying. Let’s be clear – no resurrection, no Christianity. Period. I wonder what the naysayers think caused Peter to suddenly be bold and brave enough to be a martyr? These guys need to read the Gospels.
The most vicious and vile of the naysayers are also the ones seeking and never finding because they refuse to allow the Holy Spirit to show them the Truth. They hop from religion to religion but refuse to consider the Truth for any one of a thousand reasons. But as long as they are seeking, there is hope. Hope in the risen Savior, Jesus Christ. Here’s to hope.