Ewbu

Speaking of the Thinklings, there was a post there that has stuck with me ever since I heard it. It was a light hearted post, but because of where I was spiritually at the time, it really hit home in a deep way. It was called Ewbu. When I first read it (back in November I guess!) my church as a whole and me personally were coming to the realization that we had put tried to put a narrow definition on discipleship and anyone out side that definition wasn't 'right'. It was a gut wrenching time of introspection and a real challenging to my faith. As I came to grips with the broader realm of discipleship and ways of looking at the world, I came across ewbu, or 'Everybody's Weird But Us.' In a light hearted post, bird at Thinklings drove home the very real idea that we all see the world differently, but that's almost always OK. In fact, I've learned that embracing someone else's 'weirdness' helps me grow. As my friend VirusDoc put it once:

Perhaps this god is best viewed as a sort of mosaic--each individual can perceive only a single tile, and maybe the vaguest outline of the tiles near it. To see the whole picture, you have to get together, compare notes, and piece it into a whole. Maybe, from that perspective, He is not hidden at all. He is just larger than any of our singular fields of view.

The way to get that wider view is to seriously consider others viewpoints without judgement.

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Salguod,

Thanks for visiting Thinklings and for tracking back to my EWBU post. It's funny, you never realize how many people are going to read this stuff that we write, and how it's going to impact them. I'm glad you got something out of my dabble into light-hearted writing.

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