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6/12/2012 1:02:59 AM
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Has my 'personal note' influenced you?

I would like to know your response, wether positive or negative. You can open a new thread with a question, or just add it below. It is anonymous.

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6/12/2012 1:45:05 AM
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Re: Has my 'personal note' influenced you?

This is David. This shows that I am able to add anonymous comments. Nothing is tracked.

6/12/2012 7:19:24 AM
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Re: Has my 'personal note' influenced you?

I attended a Rotary service club meeting many years ago.  I was asked to be the guest speaker about a business related topic.

The organization had become factionalized in the previous year and there was much tension amongst its members, for reasons unknown to me.

A member (minister) was asked to gave the invocation for this meeting.

He began by openly acknowledging and addressing the tension in the group (but not the issue that caused it).

He appealed for God's intercession in these matters, and then dropped a bombshell on us.

He said, "...we are lucky to have a Lord that teaches us... ...that our goal in life is not "innocence"...it's "resolution".

He stopped right there, leaving silence in the room, then very slowly left the potium.  The impact was tremendous.

I have never forgotten that day, that moment, that idea.

As you say, we can never attain innocense...but we can attain resolution.  This idea has shaped my Christianity more than any other, and it directs my daily decisions in "doing God's will".  For me, inside the concept of "seeking resolution in all matters", lies all the avenues of virtue; recognition of the needs of others, acknowledging my own limitations, promotion of truth, compassion and respect for our fellow man and honoring God's holy order.

Our goal in life is not innocence, it's resolution.

- Scott Sr.

7/31/2012 8:46:45 PM
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Re: Has my 'personal note' influenced you?

Several friends have spoken to me about this section of my site since I posted it 6 weeks ago, though uninclined to write their response. One friend said that they found it interesting that others wonder at some of the same things that they wonder. This conversation left it's mark on me, as I realized that we are all very much alike, stumbling and conquering our way through life. I think most of us are fairly sure about our 'take' on life, but with nagging questions about whether we've got it right or not. It's the uneasy questions that I love in the end, as they drive us to ask difficult questions.

When we search for truth we inevitably find it. In my case, I'd say I inevitably found Him, Jesus.

I don't think I have all the answers, but I do believe I can help people like me wrestle with questions like mine. (that's you, I think)