Wednesday, July 28, 2010

too heavenly minded to be any earthly good?

i have grown up hearing the phrase, "you're just too heavenly minded
to be any earthly good."  of course, they weren't saying that to me!

it is confusing, though, to think we could possibly be that way.  if
someone has truly set her heart "above, where Christ is seated at the
right hand of  God. . . and her mind on things above, not on earthly
things," then she will do as Jesus did.  (colossians 3:2)

He was of tremendous earthly good.

He loved little children, prostitutes, and tax collectors but had no
patience for religious people who lorded it over the humble and
judged the sinners.  He went about doing His Father's business,
healing and restoring bodies and hearts.

He told us to seek His kingdom, to stop worrying so much about
tomorrow, and to not judge others but to pay attention to the  log
in our own eyes. (matthew 6 and 7)

sheesh, how will i have time to worry about everybody else's sins,
when i have so many of my own, which brings me right back to
being "too earthly minded to be any heavenly good." :)

now that's something i do very well.