Semi-daily preaching by a Semi-daily Preacher on a semi-daily basis.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Semi-Faily, Semi-Truck, Semi-Daily, Just Enough.
A little while ago, I got this comment from "The Wolfman" that I thought was vital. He wrote:
"Does the word "semi-daily" indicate a lack of faith?
What if Jesus only preached "semi-daily"?
What if He only healed "semi-daily?"
Now lemme just say right off the bat, I had NO idea that the Wolfman could even TYPE, let alone ask a question. I've always loved his movies, but had always assumed he couldn't get power or a WIFI signal runnin' around out there in the woods like he does. Maybe he comments while in his non-wolf state. I'm not a wolf scientist, so I'm kinda guessin' on a lot of this. We may never know. Anyhow...
His comment is a good one. Does the fact that this blog is "semi-daily" indicate a lack of faith?
Short answer: no.
Longer answer: No, not at all.
The fact that this is a "semi-daily" blog instead of a "daily" or "minutely" or even "secondly" blog, is due to the fact that I know ME very well. I remember me in school. I've seen the report cards. I know what to expect from me. It's not pretty. I spent a lot of time creating my own recesses.
I also know that I've been preaching since I was in Junior High and have never held down a REAL job.
In short: I know that I could easily forget that I even HAVE a blog, let alone need to write in it every day.
So it was not a lack of faith that I named this blog "semi-daily", it was merely an example of my superior planning skills at work once again. I simply named what I assumed this blog would become: Semi, sub-par, and eventually abandoned.
But to my surprise this blog (so far) has not been "semi" ANYthing! To the contrary, it has been quite the little "DAILY Preacher" in spite of the title. Through rain, and sleet, and travel and my busy TV watching schedule I have BleachedTM On every day for weeks!!
Think about THAT for a minute. I'm actually accomplishing something. The end must be near.
Later on in his comment, Wolfman also alludes to the fact that Jesus did not preach or heal on a semi-daily basis. Nothing could be further from the truth, Wolfy.
Look, everybody knows Jesus didn't heal or preach on a daily basis. Preachers have been taking Monday's and Thursdays off for generations. And every faith healer I've ever known usually takes off Tuesdays too. Faith Healers tend to wear out faster than Preachers. Not sure why. Could be all the jumpin' around.
Jesus was a preacher. I am a preacher. Which is why I know what the heck I'm talkin about. Trust me. Jesus didn't preach every bloomin' day. Shoot, he took off 40 days right when he started his preachin' career and went to the desert, I believe originally to go campin' - 'course then Satan turned up and kinda put the ki-bosh on THAT plan. Anyhow...
Finally, Wolfman's most disturbing comment he saves for last. He writes,
Clearly, my first guess was right. Wolfman had been typing this comment while in his human state, then suddenly began to turn back into The Wolfman. We know this from the wolf-like howling symbol above, followed by the creepy laugh into weird-o howl. He then apparently drops something on his foot, because he says "ouch."
I hope he's OK, though he probably deserved it. Wolfmen tend to get a little crazy without a wife around to kinda keep things in line. I should know. Gidget's still out of town and I haven't worn pants or showered for 3 days.
I love comments with sound effects by the way. Example: (ouch)