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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Not a "Ha Ha" post.

It's so awesome how we in the Family have the massive privilege to be able to live in a sheltered sort of environment where no one kicks us out on our asses when we fail a little, or when we don't make the kind of effort that we really ought to be making, or when we're kind of lazy and can't seem to do very much and don't seem to care. I call it a massive privilege, because it's wonderful that we're surrounded by such patient and merciful people that they haven't felt the need to shovel some of us on out with good reason, but it's not so wonderful that lots of us take advantage of this sort mercy and become a little stagnated pond of fronds in a head that gradually becomes lazier and lazier and doesn't want to get on top of anything.
We not only have the above privilege, but it's a miracle how little we actually require each other to work. For most of us, the concept of "initiative" is a little nebulous unless we're doing it solely as unto the Lord by faith, because of how much our initiative can still be undermined by the lack of initiative on the part of the rest of our home members.
I figure, as we go into the Offensive, there's a lot that we need to do to up our personal standard to make us the kind of people that professionals in the world can actually respect. We need to improve a lot to be the sort of group that professionals feel like they can still learn from, get help from, that they won't be pulling us along because of how slowly we move and how little we believe we are capable of. We need to be the kind of Family members that are actually succeeding more than we are "losing inspiration," because the Lord has promised that it's possible. When we can become that kind of Family, I believe many people who have left the Family in the past will see that we are going somewhere and presenting a constant challenge, and will want to come be a part of us again.
Wouldn't that be so awesome? That's the Family that's worth living and dying a part of. I'm just desperately hoping that I can cut the mustard and hold on to my horse with ya'll. Hi five!!

9 comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

on the other hand we do preach living a simple life..

9/13/2008 10:56 AM  
Blogger Elaina said...

Ummm...
I don't think "simple" is a valid synonym for "stagnant".

9/13/2008 5:16 PM  
Anonymous Jesse said...

Honestly. You are right Flo. That is why I have personally decided to take things into my own hands.

I have loved the family untill things started to feel stagnated especially the gns that nobody lived, including me.

Geez I am the worst idol ever.

Heck I am not even.

LHM.

9/14/2008 4:29 PM  
Anonymous Jesse Pritchard said...

Oh by the way. I couldn't post as Jesse Pritchard. Too bad. Somethings wrong with this blog.

Blah.

9/14/2008 4:32 PM  
Blogger Sunny McNair said...

haha!

9/15/2008 7:57 AM  
Anonymous Jesse pritchard said...

Actually I take that back. I AM an idol! HAHAHA! :)

There really is something wrong with yer blog miss Florence Mcnair....:)

I'll still post. Ha! Sunny! How ya doin?! Good to see yer face again!

:) Sunglasses.....

9/15/2008 12:28 PM  
Blogger Florence said...

Jesse, your sense of humor is kind of strange. Almost like you are a pen that is scrawling off of the page. Attempt! Normalcy! If you please!

9/15/2008 12:56 PM  
Blogger Jesse said...

I choose Normalcy :)

I choose!

9/15/2008 1:55 PM  
Blogger Jesse said...

Hey it worked!

9/15/2008 1:55 PM  

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