Thursday, August 9, 2007

Squeezing

a Jesus thought...
If you have not been faithful in what is another man's, who will give you what is your own? (Luke 16:12)

a Godly thought...
The cars in the churchyard are shiny and German
Distinctly at odds with the theme of the sermon
And during communion I study the people
Squeezing themselves through the eye of the needle
(song lyrics, Neil Hannon)


a leading thought...
If he is not willing to rise earlier and stay up later than others, to work harder and study more diligently than his contemporaries, he will not greatly impress his generation. (Oswald Sanders)

a Dave thought...
I attended my first major school function as a parent last night - The Birallee Primary School Art Expo. All students were required to paint a canvas and they were all displayed and some were auctioned to raise funds.

Here is the picture my 5 year old son Noah painted...

Our house is the yellow one and you will see my green car, a basketball ring & our 3 neighbours, quite an artist!

I was a proud dad and my attention was constantly on this canvas throughout the night, I later realised there were other paintings there far more elaborate and detailed than my sons. I was so biased with my attention and energy because I had a real connection with the painting even though in terms of the quality of art last night it would not have received first prize. Just wondering how often we are so biased with our attention on one thing, maybe our own spirituality that we miss what God is doing in the people around us.

Just a thought.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dave, Love the painting. It's interesting to see how Noah views his world. The things that are important etc.
And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3
Limo

Heather Princess said...

Dave, you beat me to it! I was going to blog the same quote in my blog as your "Godly Thought" quote. Doh!

Lieutenant Dave said...

Australians are quicker than Canadians, otherwise you guys would be living downunder!