It is so difficult to be the loser.
I like winning, although it hasn’t be the way of things with me.
Jesus’ affinity for the last, the least and the lost is about the only thing that is currently keeping me going. You find it in “Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus” by Robert Farrar Capon. He says, death and losing is about the only way in which God can bring His salvation into our lives.
Which then is a good thing. Am I a successful youth chaplain? Whatever that means! Currently, by the parameters of the world, I am not successful. Leave those parameters. This is what I would like:
I would like myself to be a wonderful instrument in His hand. I’d like to imagine Him as Eric Clapton and me, his guitar. That way, a meaningful ministry. Something that would touch so many lives that they see what God sees in them.
I am sure God reads my blog.