I think of much of my posting as consisting of unfinished thoughts. This describes a difference I might have with some good Christians. Sometimes I'm misunderstood as a person who doesn't see black and white. That everything is gray. This is not the case, really. There are plenty of blacks and whites as to what is right and wrong. I also see gray sometimes, only in the complexity of life, of how all this is worked out. But our hearts and the actions that accompany them, while there can be mixed motives involved, do involve black and white, right and wrong issues, always.
Unfinished thoughts consists of grappling with how we're to live out our calling in Jesus. What's all involved in that. Personally, in relation to God, to others and to our calling in this world. How we're to see the big picture. How we're to look at our story in light of the Story of God.
Unfinished thoughts involves a willingness to float out a thought to get other thoughts on it. To maybe change ideas where needed, or refine them.
Sometimes I acknowledge my thinking can be half-baked or worse. This is certainly the case in this life as we only know in part (1 Corinthians 13), so that we need each other in the quest to live godly in Jesus. We do have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2) by the Spirit and the word. Another reason why working through our thoughts is important. Working at taking every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10).
What might you like to share on this to help us in the unfinished thoughts here?
tomorrow: chapter 2, "Unexplainable" from John Frye's book, Out of Print: A Novel.