I've been SO BUSY this last week, but there were a few things I wanted to note.
I read in FastCompany that checking your email constantly lowers your IQ more than smoking marijuana. One sin is worse than another I guess. I am a sinner of the worst (worser) kind.
A man in a neighboring town calls me every couple of months at about 8 or 9 o'clock at night and really needs a gallon of milk to keep his blood sugar up. I refuse to go that late (then pray he doesn't die), then usually I take him a gallon the next day. So far no funeral. He and his wife are not bright people. They seem extremely self-centered. And I wonder, "What does Jesus mean to them?"
A local homeless man on the sexual predator list calls sometimes. The church has helped him a bit mainly because his wife is now 9 months pregnant. He called this week and said he has a van, but no gas, and was wondering if I could get him some gas so they could make it to the hospital. What are you going to say? I got there and told God, "Tell me how much gas." He said, "Five." I said, "Five dollars?" He said, "Five gallons." I looked at the price -- $2.83/gallon. I frowned at God and filled the tank. As it hit 4.92, I said, "Is that good?" God was silent. But I knew. I filled it to 5.02 gallons. Then he wanted food money. Sorry. A sexual predator is almost unemployable. It is a felony offense. It is pasted everywhere. I haven't done the research, but my impression of scientific studies are that these guys do not change. They continue their whole lives dangerous. What is a church (or a Christian) to do for such a couple? I think I know the answer but they probably wouldn't do it. What do you think?