So after battling agrrivation at the less holy church members around me, I went home and took a nap. Then I awoke and went to small group and felt even more holier-than-though (or them)while sitting there.
You see, God was not stirring me up, making me unsettled so that i could come back and judge all the people who went vacationing, or who asked if we had a "good trip" (we worked among very humbling conditions; so I cannot call it a "good" trip, I will say that it was life-changing and a purposeful trip)NO! God has called me to do something more with my life than sit around and preach to the broken and hopeless among the middle class.
Jesus when reading scripture in his hometown synogogue read from the prophet Isaiah reading:
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."[e]
FATHER, help me live up to the mission of CHRIST that you have set before my heart and my eyes! Amen?