Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Protestant vs. Protestant

Well, I am working and no one is in the office. I've been waiting for some quiet time to post. Janie posted our first entry, now it's my turn (crack the knuckles). I don't really have anything profound to say except that I recently read a reflection on John Michael Talbot's Website concerning the Catholic and Protestant churches. Very interesting. You should check it out: http://www.johnmichaeltalbot.com/Reflections/index.asp?id=27

As I read it, I was thinking not so much about Catholic/Protestant but Protestant/Protestant. JMT talks about the ego and how it plays into our relationships and even fellowships. Janie and I have been blessed with much good teaching and I honestly don't know what to do with it. While it is beneficial to us and our discipleship, it also puffs me up and my ego seeks subtle differences from my brothers in Christ to encourage itself. "They are ok here, but they miss the point there..." I don't think anyone is meant to keep knowledge for it's own sake so passing it on in some way is the obvious point. Knowledge without love is vile. It is a heart issue. I need a heart of love. JMT exposes it. I wish I could love as Christ loves. I have felt the love of Christ swell within me but no matter how much that happens, I am amazed to find how much I don't love as Christ does. I'm convinced that this is what He means when He says we are guilty of murder when we call our brothers "fools." When the groom sees himself reflected in His bride, he sees true beauty. This is the beauty I want.

Anyway, let me know what you think.

1 comment:

Brian "Pookie" D. said...

I read the article...
I was amazed by the part where he noticed Luther's Smaller Catechism is more Catholic than most Catholic stuff today; it is not a lost cause; the breach can be healed!