September 11, 2015
As we stood listening to the opening for a local outdoor event combining music, food, arts, and fellowship, the leader made the comment that we were there to have fun - no violence, no trouble, just fun and fundraising.
How sad that we need to be reminded there shouldn’t be trouble at what is meant to be a fun event. How sad that there are surely those who pay no attention to reminders that we humans should try to get along, care about one another, respect one another, and focus on someone other than ourselves. But then, it is 9/11. :-(
Yet, how hopeful that his words might be heard in the intent they were said. Yes, let’s keep our attention on what we’re meant to do, and have fun.
Maybe that’s exactly what God asks of us - keep our attention on what we’re meant to do (be God’s children), and have some fun doing so.