Saturday, August 01, 2009

I am a "House Cut"

This is a little out of ordinary for my blog, but a thought came to me today. Now that alone is somewhat blogworthy. But, I am going to try to make an application to the theme of my blog.

Several years ago I gave up on dealing with my hair. What hair that I had left was not, nor had ever been, very cooperative. It tended to want to go wherever it wanted despite the lotions and potions that I piled on it to keep it down. So, one day, I asked my barber to make a suggestion. She suggested that I just go to a "#1 or #2" razor guard, cut it really short and be done with it. I did it and I loved it.

What freedom came with that decision. I no longer had to wait in line for the particular barber that remembered how to cut my hair. I now was no longer a "Chair Cut". I was now a "House Cut". All I needed to tell whoever cut my hair was "#1" and they would take it from there.




Now for the application . . .

How over complicated do we make our lives? How overcomplicated do we make our Christian journey?

I am working on simplifying my Christian journey. I want to focus on the essentials. I want to cut out the extra stuff that denominations and traditions have piled on. Now, don't worry. I am not giving up on my denomination. And I am one of the most traditional guys you can imagine. I just want to simplify things and focus on Jesus and not the trappings of religiosity.

(Don't worry Mom and Dad, I am still firmly a Nazarene!)

I just am starting to catch a glimpse of my own mortality and want to make sure that I am focusing on the "Object" and not the "Frame" that it sits in.

Does that make sense to anyone else?

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  1. Anonymous2:16 PM

    Nazarene is a frame.

  2. a lady barber?

    come to think of it i need a hair cut ttoo! ;)

    your know I've been reading that talks about that, keeping my eye on the object, and not the frame!

    take care