Monday, August 17, 2009

Being Absorbed

Sitting in church, idly looking at my hands. And I realise that I am wondering why they are such a funny colour. Everyone else has dark skin. Mine looks odd, even to me.
I don't want to lose my own cultural identity. I want to understand others, but I want the freedom to be me.
Is the church setting me free to follow my call? Or is it tying me down? This is a question that needs answering before next year.

1 comment:

Rock in the Grass (Pete Grassow) said...

Is freedom without restraint possible? As I understand it: we are ordained .... ie: recieved into an order. This implies that ordained ministers are under the discipline of the order. As you rightly put it: the question that faces any student minister is whether s/he is willing to accept the discipline of the order.