Vacuum Cleaners – Love, Unity

“You belong to Christ, and he makes you brave. His love makes you strong. You
are able to help one another because his Spirit is in you. You can be kind to
each other, and you can forgive each other. Because of that, this is how you can
make me completely happy: In your mind, think about things in the same way
as one another. Love one another completely. In your spirit, agree with one
another. And work together for the same purpose. In the way that you live, do
not just try to help yourself. Do not be proud. Instead, respect other people.
Think about other people as more important than yourself. Do not think only
about the things that you want to do for yourself. Each of you should think also
about how you can help other people.”
Philippians 2:1-4 EASY
In my work, I am taught that the client is always first. I do agree with that to an
extent. However, I wonder if when I solely focus on their needs, I am actually
enabling them to be lovers of self. It’s when I focus on them is when they
somehow become self-centered and remain needy. Although I truly love the
disabled guys that live with me, I tire of their selfishness. I tire of their focus on
their rights, their choices, and their world.
I have a lot of respect for pastors. It must be so hard to focus on God when the
congregation wants the pastor to focus on them. It reminds me of having
multiple vacuum cleaners all sucking the pastors’ strength when they want their
vacuum cleaner attached to God. I think I would make a terrible pastor because I
would be telling some members of the congregation to stop focusing on their
drama and look up. It’s not about you, it’s about God! I can see myself doing a
sermon where most of it would be praying to God and being in awe of Him. I wouldn’t
concern myself with the hymns or the theatrics to serve the congregation.
Instead, I would attempt to have Christ completely happy. Pastors, you have my
respect for trying.
Today, I am going to start saying to my guys that the world doesn’t revolve
around them. The world revolves around something much bigger. Yes, I am here
to help and part of that helping is for all of us to start looking up instead of in
the mirror. Now that is actually showing true love toward them!

by Kent Brosh a Kawaiaha’o Blog Contributor

Alberta, Canada

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