Friday, September 07, 2007

Forgetting our opinions

I am sitting in a coffee shop and there is an older lady sitting at a table next to me talking to what I am guessing is her mother. One or both of them have a hard time hearing so they talk fairly loud... so I am overhearing more than I probably want. I am just about to jam out to some tunes, but before I do, I heard something very funny that turned profound. The older lady, (I'm guessing mother) said, "I forgot my opinion about that..." I laughed to myself at first and then felt bad for her. But as I sit her thinking, maybe that is a really good idea! What if we just forgot our opinions and reconstructed them over and over again! We stick to what we think so much, we miss a lot! I'm going to work on forgetting my opinion!

3 comments:

Keith Tilley said...

Good point Todd. I am still having a hard time with the whole coffee / sacrament thing (former discussion). Nonetheless, glad to see you are out in the community looking and listening. God is there, eh bro? The question is do we have ears to hear and eyes to see. Blessings my Texas Methodist brother in arms. You press into the West and I will press into the East and surely we will meet in the middle some day, on holy ground.

Keith Tilley said...

Good point Todd. I am still having a hard time with the whole coffee / sacrament thing (former discussion). Nonetheless, glad to see you are out in the community looking and listening. God is there, eh bro? The question is do we have ears to hear and eyes to see. Blessings my Texas Methodist brother in arms. You press into the West and I will press into the East and surely we will meet in the middle some day, on holy ground.

rev. todd said...

yeah, I think sacrament is an awfully strong word... I hope you didn't think that is what I was saying. I hope I didn't say it actually! :) I try not to use that word very often, but God is doing special things all around us... I just don't call all of it Sacramental!