so yesterday after church- every time a good time, we worship to a euphonium at the moment- we were sitting in our little lounge the two of us, contemplating that feeling in your tummy that you sometimes get that says "I want something/need to do something but dont know what that something is". Do you know the one? It is an unsatisfied feeling. Usually at that point I rally up some pals and do something fun and usually Tim would eat a scrumpcious morsel. Seeing as it was Sunday -we obviously had our Christian hats on- we concluded that that feeling was an urge to connect with God, but we tend to usually cover it up with carnal satisfications....
That unsatisfied nudge we get on occasion could well be Jesus saying "Yo, (homie?) your disciplined spirituality is All Good: your habitual devo time is important.... But as well as that I want spontaneous spirituality- organic, take-every-moment friendship". Do you think He could be saying that?
In my last flat we became part of this organic collective group, so that we put in (huge amounts of) money every week and got a box of random and weird, munted little vegetables. 4 yams as big as my little toe, 1 sweet potatoe knobblier than a coloney of belly buttons, a carrot with extra limbs and a few other unidentified foodlike objects. Needless to say we didn't last long in this collective. Despite the succulent tastes which far surpassed our normal veges, and the knowledge that our bodies would long be saying Thanks for the Goodness, deep in our hearts we desired the Big and Cheap, Synthetic and Chemicalised, Nicelooking and Shiney foodstuff from the supermarket.
So... while the yam's dont apeal, an organic friendship with Jesus does. A friendship that stems from the gut! One that isn't polished on the outside with a total lack of nutrients on the inside.
It is always the case with these things, that just when I think I've had a tiny bit of an inspirational thought it smacks me in the head that a wise man has said these things along time before me!
"Now then, you pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness! You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? But give what is inside the dish to the poor, and everything will be clean for you" (Luke 11)