Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Break

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)



While making my daily hospital rounds, a fellah just getting up after the previous day's surgery asked, "So who'd we bomb today?"

I said, "We're still bombing Libya but we'll soon start bombing Yemen before we prepare to bomb..."

He laughed a sad laugh if you know what I mean.

The other fellah in the room spoke up, "They're really gonna hate us now over there."

I said, "Nah, they already hate us over there; but don't worry about it 'cause I've been over there so many times and they hate each other almost as much as they hate us and just about everybody else."

He laughed a sad laugh if you know what I mean.

Then we watched a news summary of quick hits on the bad news in Japan, Wisconsin, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Afghanistan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Haiti, Chile, China, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, and Big East basketball lockerrooms.


There's lots of bad news.

Then I prayed with 'em; and while walking out of the room, I laughed a sad laugh if you know what I mean and said, "I think this is a good time for a spring break."


Even KD is going on spring break.

Kathie's headed to Virginia for a week, I'm headed to Pennsylvania for less than three days, and Bill's planning his retirement.

So this is a good time to go to the right side of this site, click on old editions and maybe even read 'em, and check out the other features for your pleasure/pain.

It's also a good time to visit, click on the tab for Kopp Disclosure, and listen to old shows.



Well, as long as nobody starts bombing us, we should have more new stuff by late next week.


With so many things going so badly in our world, country, and my favorite mainline denomination that's moved to the sideline of American interest/relevance, I haven't had much time or temptation to add more fuel to the fires.

With so many people in our world, country, and franchise so determined to bite, beat, batter, and butcher, I've decided more folks have got to take a more irenic approach if we're ever going to tone down the rhetoric as well as fisticuffs.

That's new for me.

But with so many people wanting to fight these days, I figure it's more in my rebellious nature to be a peacemaker for a change.



In other words, I'm taking a break from what's broken.

We need a spring break - a fresh and new approach to what's killing the world, country, and...

I know this is gonna sound really syrupy; but we need to stop dropping bombs that kill and start love-bombing the world, country, and...


I've decided somebody's gotta stop dropping bombs that kill.

Somebody's gotta be a beacon to a better way.

Somebody's gotta provide a safe haven from the meanness, madness, and misery of life in the world, country, and...

Somebody's gotta, uh, take Jesus seriously and love everyone to, uh, death.

Yeah, let's love people to death.

Not theirs.


For them.

Kinda like, uh, Jesus.


No, I haven't started smoking weed again.

It's just that I pray with our youth choir on Wednesdays and really don't want them or children like them in other parts of the world, country, and church to suffer any more at the hands of adults who act like anything other than people who understand Christianity is more about love-bombing than dropping bombs that kill.

Go ahead!

Call me a peacenik, fruitcake, dreamer, or resurrected hippie.

Go ahead!

Say I'm compromising, accommodating, unrealistic, and naive.

Go ahead!

I don't care what you think anymore.

I care what Jesus thought/thinks, said/says, personified/personifies, and expected/expects of anyone who dares to claim Him as personal Lord and Savior.

I'm gonna live a lot longer with Him than you anyway.

And He says that you can make fun of me and use all kinds of slurs and slanders to discredit, defame, and damn me.

But He says I'm a part of His family if I stop dropping those bombs that kill and start love-bombing death.


Not theirs.

Read the Beatitudes sometime; and for warmongering bastard children not of His kingdom, that's in Matthew 5.

Take a break!

Make love not war!

For Christ's sake!

...if you know what He means.



Blessings and Love!

1 comment:

John said...

and all God's people shouted, AMEN!