Stepping Away From The ‘Pop’ Of Pop Culture

In The World But Not Of The World
In the devotional I read today from Thomas Merton he commented on an article he read in America magazine on the vernacular liturgy. In this journal entry of Merton’s from December 14, 1966 he writes; “If the Church wants to sweep the world like the Beatles….” After quoting the article Merton goes on to write; “With this kind of mentality, what can you expect? But I’m afraid that is the trouble. The Church is conscious of being inferior to four English kids with mops of hair (and I like them OK). More and more I see the importance of not mopping the world with mops”.

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Dare To Dream in 2014

Dare to Dream in 2014

Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year 2014 (Photo credit: chiaralily)

The Spirit of The Lord would say “This is the year for dreams and visions. But not only will I release dreams and visions into my people as the Prophet Joel* declared so long ago, this is also a time for those I have placed in leadership positions to begin to dream big dreams. For this is the year that I am shifting and sifting the plans of men to align with My Design*” says The Lord.

“Remember the declaration of Habakkuk* in these days” says The Lord, “but do more than remember. Put the declaration into action and ‘write the vision down in big letters’ making it clear for those whom I have entrusted in your care. For too often” says the Lord “My leaders have spun yarns and tales but not made the vision clear for My people. So ‘Dare to Dream in 20-14′” declares the Lord “but be careful and attentive to My details and My Design. Make the vision clear and easy to read so that all who follow after Me know the direction I intend to go*”.

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