Random Thoughts #102

Christmas is coming, my brain is melting. With a mind in this state, how could my thoughts be anything but random?

  1. While I missed the big screen of the theatre. So much of the experience is ruined by people who just have no concept of social obligation to others anymore. I can watch at home.
  2. It really looks like I’ll be running a Basic Fantasy RPG game for folks in the Cancer Community this February. I’m rather excited!
  3. I hung up “mask required for entry” signs this past Sunday. Central had already been masking because, it’s just the right thing to do, but we have other groups in the building and the voluntary thing wasn’t cutting it. It hurt to hang those things up.
  4. Our high school is on a two hour delay because a threat was made against it. This is an extension of random thought 1 1.
  5. It will be nice to have folks welcome at Christmas Eve worship. I am a tad concerned about lighting my mask on fire.
  6. People often say that, in a healthy church, people “take ownership.” I get what people mean, but this can actually be toxic. People take “ownership” and then become territorial, which does a lot of hurt.
  7. Pandemic brain took over so much that I literally could not figure out how I used to be ready to go in the morning before my wife left for school. A short week, and oddball schedule, forced me to rediscover my lost morning schedule. It’s kinda nice, actually.
  8. Spider-Man: No Way Home was amazing.
  9. Enough nonsense. Get vaccinated and boosted. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do 2.
  10. Does anyone else have that sense of waiting for the other shoe to drop? I don’t like it.

  1. And here’s my thought on that. I don’t care if people bring kids to church or some other religious venue. I mean, that would be wonderful, but we don’t exist to pass on an understanding of generic social obligation to folks so don’t look for that. At the same time a lot of churches, frankly, suck at promoting a specific Christian understanding of social obligation—so it’s not like having folks in churches is a cure–all. But, we need this sense to be re–instated in folks. Service to others, regardless of their being in our tribe or not, and a recognition of the ripple effect we have on others just by existing are essential for society. So, folks, demonstrate self–sacrifice and social obligation just because it’s the right thing to do. Because if we don’t, we’re all screwed. And may the Spirit terrify folks who have heretically fused objectivist crap with Christian lingo.  ↩

  2. See the previous footnote.  ↩