Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Duck Woman & Jesus

duck1I met the duck woman the other day,  she walks around Vancouver with ducks that prophesy and have psychic powers like her. They are blessed ducks that God heals in incredible ways. The ducks have magical feathers and miraculous tears. She’s a nice woman, gave my kids rings and rubber duckies. But it was really hard for me not to conclude that she was a “quack” — Sorry for the pun.
She is believing some crazy stuff than I began to think about what I believe, I believe in a man that has miraculous powers in fact this man was so magical that he rose from the dead! He’s promised that I will see him one day even though he left this earth  2000 years ago
What’s the difference between what the duck woman believes about her ducks and what I believe about Jesus?
That’s a really good question
Both are faith-based systems, both are supported by circumstantial evidence and experiential testimony.
But then again how big of a faith leap is it to think time plus chance plus matter equals me? That feels like the biggest whopper of them all! – and there’s not even hope attached to that story.
Divine ducks? Risen Saviours? Goo to you in a few billion years? Pick the better story and start shaping your life around that story.

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How not to get your “nose out of joint”

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When Naomi saw that Ruth was determined to go with her, she said nothing more… (Ruth 1:28) She did not thank Ruth for her incredible sacrifice, give her a hug, tell her that she loved her -nothing, she just shut right up. The good things we do should never be for the purpose of winning the approval of the one we do them for. If this was true for Ruth she would be completely offended  at this point. “Look at all I am doing for her and she doesn’t even have the decency to say thank you!” — When you do the right thing because you serve God it’s much harder to become offended when people don’t appreciate your sacrifice. You are not doing it for them! Because I serve God I can continue to bless people in need whether they appreciate me or not. This is such a liberating position. We are so often controlled by the actions of others. We react to people and our emotions come under their grasp but not so much in this view. People can do whatever they want. They can like me or not like me, appreciate my sacrifice or not it doesn’t matter, I serve God. I love God by loving my neighbor that is all.