Sunday, January 25, 2004

Why we hate "it"

Life is just people dancing around and with various institutions. People give some institutions more power than others. Some people give some institutions power that some other people do not. (The institution of Tony n Tina' s Wedding means nothing to most of you...but I have given it power because it gives me money, enjoyment and some measure of meaning.) At the end of the day, its just a bunch of people dancing around a label. Your work is that too. Your church probably is too. Your nation, your political party, your band, your playgroup, your softball team, your school, your neighborhood, your volunteer organization, your heritage, your bar, your ministry....just a bunch of people dancing around and with labels...that's all. But you and I have given them power. We give the power a name and make it divine. We worship it, serve it, love it and hate it. But "it" is only as real as we make it. Most of the time what we are calling "it" is really Paul, Molly, Nikki, Tim, Enoch, Ryan, Will and Sue...but we call them "it" so that we can make "it" better or worse than "us."

Remember, our battle is not against flesh and blood (people), but against the powers...

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