I’ve had a flippin horrible time working out where to start this.

This morning Christina happened to be visiting and preaching. It was great! Best sermon I’ve heard in quite a while. I am a big fan of when the person speaking takes a text and gives it a good going over – rather than inserting the text when it justifies their own thinking or general knowledge. I am of course to blame for doing that all the time, but there’s too much we miss otherwise.

Matthew 6:25-34
Most basic overview I can give is: Don’t Worry

And this post really isn’t working for me…

Basically it was freakishly relevant to some things I’ve been considering in regards to the future and the conversation I accidently bought up over the dinner table last night (about maybe not finishing my current uni course).

Her mention of flower’s being futile and really only beautiful had me laughing in my head about a point in the book The Little Prince.

“I ought not to have listened to her,” he confided to me one day. “One never ought to listen to the flowers. One should simply look at them and breathe their fragrance. Mine perfumed all my planet. But I did not know how to take pleasure in all her grace…
The fact is that I did not know how to understand anything! I ought to have judged by deeds and not by words. She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her . . . I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little strategems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her . . .”

and mentioning that really served no purpose at all.

It was a good sermon. Good and relevant too. Thanks Christina!



Before I sit down (oh wait I already am!) to have a decent think about some stuff that came out of this morning’s gloriously relevant sermon, thanks Christina! I’ll share with you the following:

“I was looking for a hole to dig myself into for a couple of minutes after the second goal,” he admitted. “If we had lost, I would have had to live in the Solomon Islands.” – Kalac (soceroo’s goalkeeper after he missed)

I guess the Aussie’s experience of the Solomon Soccer expertise hasn’t been so grand…

I’d also better mention the movie before I get too carried away.

The Mission.
Very interesting, spectacular, but a bit was lost on the quality and screen size.
Couple of quite moving bits, the whole thing was fairly inspirational – curious ethical situations yes, but still inspirational. My favourite would’ve been when they read out this. The part where kids were getting shot and babies pushed into the mud was pretty hard.
The music was great, again a bit lost on our home lack of fantastic equipment. Lets see, the only actor I can remember being familiar was Liam Neeson (but I like him from Les Miserables)… otherwise you’d have to look it up.
Themes of sacrifice, mission, love etc… quite deeply entwined in the whole thing. Worth watching this one.