There are no ordinary people

This is a piggyback post, based on something I read earlier today. The question is: Do people bore you? And is so, why? It is hard to show Christ’s glory when the only person we find interesting is ourselves. Here is what C.S. Lewis says:

It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would strongly be tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. (The Weight of Glory, 14-15)

Our evangelism suffers when we can’t put away worship of ourselves long enough to engage someone else. Perhaps their view of Christ in us is being clouded by our own love for ourselves.

HT: Desiring God

Larry Norman and a musical interlude

As I look at this blog I get a sense that you can sometimes overdo the video. That’s said, I’m going back to the video vault for a little refreshment for you all.

I saw this video a few months back after Larry Norman passed away. If you’re not familiar with Larry Norman, he was a guy who lived off the fringes of Christianity and then came to Christ. Larry was prone to be rough around the edges, but he spoke clearly for all to hear.

Larry, in poor health for several years, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 24 of this year. I would suggest checking in at ChristianDiscs.com to hear more of what Larry had to say. Musical tastes are personal, so I can’t say that everyone will appreciate the music he made. But I can say that his was a voice that deserves to be heard.

And now, a small dose of Larry Norman (with help from 77’s front man Mike Roe):