Now that the world has not come to an end, can we get on with doing what we are suppose to be doing, sharing Christ with the world?
Ironically, on the day the world was scheduled to end, I was teaching a seminar on the Book of Revelation in Plaquemine, LA at St. John the Evangelist, Cathedral on the Bayou.
I finished the seminar at 3pm and then I waited till 6pm with baited breath. I was focused, but then, right before six, my attention turned to an Italian couple who specialize in orthotics for people with Plantar Fasciitis, a painful foot condition, of which I have been suffering lately. I had to make a choice: should I focus on 6pm and the end of the world, as CNN, FOX and CNBC were doing, or should I get a mold made of my feet for orthotics? I chose the later, and I'm so glad I did.
I had my doubts about the end of the world coming. Perhaps my skepticism was fueled by my desire to participate in a crawfish boil next to the swollen Mississippi River. Now that's living dangerously. As it turns out, end of the world did not come. Instead, I sat comfortably with new shoe inserts and had a beautiful meal with Emily, Fr. Milano, and Donna & Charles Carville. I'm so glad the world didn't end before that great time of fellowship. Donna Carville did such a great job of organizing the seminar and treating Emily and I to southern hospitality.
We had a wonderful day as Emily, Sarah Christmyer and I had the privilege of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with seminar attendees from over forty churches in Louisiana and Mississippi.
On the way home from Louisiana, I watched this TED video about social media and how we seem to have this urge to share everything with everybody. It hit me, what if we had the same zeal for sharing Christ with others that these people have for sharing the most mundane things? Can you imagine?
Since God has given us more time, maybe we can be attentive to sharing with others what really is important.