Categories: HomiliesPublished On: March 9th, 2022Tags: , 363 words11 min read
Not Doing Is Doing

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Not Doing Is Doing

Have you ever been like Jonah? In his case God has called him to a specific task. (I would think if God has called you wouldn’t want to do what He has said to do?) Jonah chooses not to respond to God and runs in the other direction.

Jonah is not saying no, he is just trying to avoid God. By not doing he is doing something that says ‘No’ to God. Do you ever get that feeling? I think everyone has.

Remember the last time you ordered something online and wanted to return it? Or perhaps just wanting to return anything? You must have ID and a sales slip, and that is just to start the process. It always seems to me that no matter how hard I try I can never have all the information necessary with the first trip.

And how many of you retired people, when working with really good professional younger people are looked upon as not understanding the system? Frustrating, is it not? Remember that song Signs by the Five Man Electrical Band? You Gotta Have a Membership Card to Get Inside! Not doing is when someone sets up barriers and obstacles that you must surmount to get something done.

Our culture today teaches us to research carefully all the information we can to make a sound decision. Good advice, except when all we do is research information and never decide. We avoid living our life by not doing. That not doing is a doing. And this type of doing is not living our life to its fullest. We become so risk adverse that we can never decide.

Jesus calls this out as an evil generation. In Revelation, this would be referred to being neither hot or cold, but lukewarm, and will be spit out. You do not need a membership card to follow Jesus or be in His Church. But you must decide.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen