4:00 am

Here I am at work at 4:00am. It is very strange to be working so early in the morning. I am working over-nights this week so I go to bed at around 5:30 and wake up in the afternoon. Even though I know I should sleep late, I still, for some reason, feel guilty when waking at at 2 in the afternoon!

I guess my cousin had her baby last night at around 8:00pm. That is way cool and I really look forward to seeing him!

Today in Bible study we talked about what it means to be a Christian in the fallen world. It was a pretty interesting discussion dealing with how we relate to both Christians and non-Christians. Should their be boundaries surround activities you do with your non-Christian friends (such as seeing “bad” movies), should you not listen to certain music, should you not say certain things? This was interesting because on a Christian message board that I frequent, something of this nature came up. I had called Alex Rodriguez a “putz” and it was censored. This struck me as being odd as “putz” isn’t even being very harsh and I even see it as being more jocular compared to calling someone a moron. The reason that was given to me was that someone was offended by the word. Now I should be sensitive to other people and as was pointed out to me, Romans 14.1-4 states:

Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. {2} One man’s faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. {3} The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not, and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him. {4} Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

This is completely correct and should always be followed. That being said, shouldn’t there be a point in a Christian’s life where they have to grow up and mature beyond the point at getting offended by such silly things? Now “silly” is a relative term and something that seems silly to be is obviously not necessarily silly to someone else. But still, Christians should always be spurring each other on to grown in their faith and that means to focus on what is important which is living for God and loving those around us.

I guess that is somewhat of a digression, but oh well. I have to get back to work for another hour so that is all for now.

Shalom

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