Sorting and classifying does have its place, I’ll grant that. It can help in certain situations and is critical if we’re looking at the category of those who have accepted Christ’s love and forgiveness and those who haven’t.
Often though, especially this year, the categories and labels seem to be hurting more than helping; destructive more than constructive. But that’s a whole ball of yarn I don’t want to untangle right now!
I’m a simple guy. One of my favorite poems is from Ella Wheeler Wilcox called “Two Kinds of People.” I can handle this. This is part of that poem:
There are two kinds of people on earth today;
Just two kinds of people, no more I say.
Not the sinner and saint, for it’s well understood
The good are half bad and the bad are half good.
No; the two kinds of people on earth I mean
Are the people who lift and the people who lean.
Here’s my joy: the Britton CCC family are all lifters! But even in that positive group, there are two “sub-groups” of lifters. Join us Sunday as we look at those 2 groups in that “people who lift” category.
(For those of you keeping score – the sermon on Gideon that turned into 3 weeks worth has now concluded! We’re moving on to talk about Jonathan and his armor bearer this week!)
I can’t wait to see you on Sunday!