Friday, 28 March 2008


I dont want to fix people the way that i think that they should be fixed. Putting the pieces back together in the order that i think they should go in. Building a creation that I think is good. I don't want to be so arrogant to think that i have all of the solutions. That my way is best. However, I want people to grow. I want them to be stretched, to discover and become all who they can be. To see all of this potential within people lie dormant, unused or wasted- it frustrates me. To deal with the tension of people taking steps forward and then running backwards is sometimes incredibly difficult to bear. I think i am trying to figure out my role in all of this, what is it that is expected of me? My faith commissions me to make disciples- which in essence is bringing change into peoples lives. The people that i meet on all levels of relationship, I'm called to navigate them towards God. I think that this is a good thing- I think that people drawing close to God is incredible. But does it mean that in relationships that I always have an aganda? Does it mean that there is certain degree of manipulation? I want to love people unconditionally. That means accepting and loving them just as they are- without any of my little adjustments, changes and plans. How do I love someone this way when my mission is to see them transformed? I don't want to be someone who is constantly trying to fix people. Maybe i should concentrate more on simply loving people? Maybe all of these things come from relationship? Maybe I should concentrate on fixing myself? As an overflow of this people will be afftected, changed and transformed?
But maybe this is the same agenda only with a different approach?


Neil Harrison said...

hey pal, welcome to the blogging world. I am excited to read your musings! i like this blog and also struggle with thoughts of 'love with an agenda'. However surely it resonates with the Father love of God that loves us as we are yet doesn' want us to stay that way.

Chris Scorah said...

hi rick,

recently been meditating on the idea myself of distributing grace with expecting anything in return. For eg £Have a free burger as long as you come to our meeting£. Instead it should have been "have a free burger" and the left rest up to Christ. He never asked for anything in return, He just administeres grace abounding and leaves it up to us to follow because it's our desire.