Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Blessing" ... Or "Not A Blessing"



Some acquaintances are doing a bible study on one of Beth Moore's series of studies. When I unleashed a "I just can't stand ..." statement, Rich wanted us to try and start saying something in lieu of "this bites," "I hate ...," "I can't believe he/she is...."According to him, Beth Moore says around their house instead of using those terms they use "Blessing" or "Not a blessing". For instance, instead of saying "I can't believe she wore that outfit" one could say "That wasn't a blessing." Or when something goes wrong at work, instead of griping about it one might say "that's not a blessing." It might seem like semantics but I think it's an interesting twist on outlook and perspective. (kind of a half glass full perspective)

But alas, I don't see myself sticking to this idea ... to generic, maybe even cheesy. The spirit of this idea sounds good but the execution is weak. Wheres the passion? Not that I go running around saying "I can't stand ..." all the time.

What do you think?

1 comment:

Wasteland Ministries said...

I'm afraid if I started down the road of saying "that's not a blessing", that eventually it would turn hilarious and I'd ruin the point of it all. :)

"Mom, I peed in my pants!"
"That's not a blessing"