‘Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God; & so there’s no room left for worry thoughts’. -Howard Christy
On Monday when I put the first post in this unintended series up, a wise sage responded by Twitter and said:-
‘If you can fill your mind with God in 15 minutes, neither your mind nor your God are big enough’.
Which in 140 characters said what I have been trying to do far better and more succinctly over 3 (now 4) posts.
Around 20 years ago, when faced with questions too big to handle, I was helped in my faith journey by ‘U2:Pop’. I remember being taken with a line from ‘If God will send his angels’ that has stuck with me for ages:-
‘It’s the bland leading the blonde’
..which summed up much of the then evangelical culture for me: when faced with pain and difficulty, go for ignoring it or complete blandness. I can remember another Christian, hearing my questions and my reflections on ‘Pop’, offering me a video by a Christian singer ‘that would help me’. I think I lasted less than a minute with said video before I had to turn it off. Fortunately, I did not swear very much then and I was much less honest than I am now. I thanked the person through gritted teeth…
…just do whatever you do…
if there is a God……he is big enough.
(and don’t settle for bland cliches or those who utter them)