Wednesday, June 28, 2006

out of context

“everybody says they need just one thing,
and what they really mean is that they need just one thing more
and everybody seems to think they’ve got it coming
well i know that i don’t deserve you
still i want to love and serve you more and more
you’re my one thing”

~from my one thing, rich mullins

lately i’ve spent a lot of time thinking that i need just one thing to make my life complete. so i’ve spent many an hour wondering if that one thing’s an MSW, a certification to teach high school english or the opportunity to craft effective sermons and inspire people in the pews.

into the midst of this confusion, the words of this song spoke, reminding me that God – and all of the love, compassion, community, commands and complications that come with Him – is my one thing. this thought has wrecked me and i wish i had the words to explain…

4 comments:

josh said...

the idea of being wrecked. i feel that. like there is nothing else i can do. i'm tied to it. and deeply at that. no matter how much i want to walk away and redream what it looks like. i can't shake it. or it can't shake me.

kidpositive said...

i know what the one thing you need is: FREEDOM!

"what would do...if you had to give you dreams for freedom? what would you do...if you had to make the ultimate sacrifice?"

g13 said...

right on brother! like trey says so well:

"Freedom isn't free
It costs folks like you and me
And if we don't all chip in
We'll never pay that bill
Freedom isn't free
No, there's a hefty fuckin' fee.
And if you don't throw in your buck 'o five
Who will?"

woo-hoo! let's hear it for the old american standard!

Anonymous said...

Are we in America, so reduced down to the commercialism of material things, that America's minions clutch at something intangible upon some form of belief. in compensation for what they can't seem to achieve in this ever increasing material world?