The End of Divisiveness


They made a statue of us
And it put it on a mountain top
Now tourists come and stare at us
Blow bubbles with their gum
Take photographs have fun, have fun

“Us” Regina Spektor (courtesy of Youtube)

So, this morning I decided that the divisive thoughts in my head were to be no longer useful. Thinking about strife only brings about more strife, and that’s certainly not what I am about.

What helped me with this decision was a cheesy Christian fiction novel set in the West… the story is about a girl who is widowed at 18 after being married since 15 and doesn’t know how to think for herself. She is people pleaser and doesn’t want to be punished and her new husband doesn’t know how to get it through to her that he wants her to think for herself.  He wanted her to know that he would never do anything that would make her feel like she was morally compromising herself or anyone else… and because I am multi-tasker (like Oh-pry) I was thinking about disagreements that I had recently with one of my friends and how I let certain things burrow and fester until the triviality of the argument becomes more.

So, I stopped reading the book and marked my place and read some of The Book of Common Prayer… in the first few pages there are some verses listed under the major Holy days and these were listed under Lent:

“To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His laws which He set before us.

Daniel 9:9-10

I have been so disobedient lately and yet He still loves me. And when I turn back to Him, I am filled with more joy and can reveal that joy to others.

In conclusion, sorry for being a jerk, Lord.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Rachel Dobson on October 12, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Brittni, you are NOT a jerk, ever, and — LOVE that 1928 BCP! Sursum corda!

    Reply

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