Nose in the Air – Beware!

Day 150  May 31, 2013

“If you see anything in yourself which may make you proud, look a little further and you will find enough to make you humble.”  -Wellins Calcott, Thoughts Moral and Divine

Nose in the Air

Nose in the Air

“Make something inspired by and/or that fits on or around a nose (yours or someone else’s).”  -from 365 A Daily Creativity Journal by Noah Scalin

Two Stories –

The Humbled Tax Man

 “Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax man. The Pharisee posed and prayed like this: ‘Oh, God, I thank you that I am not like other people – robbers, crooks, adulterers, or, heaven forbid, like this tax man. I fast twice a week and tithe on all my income.’  “Meanwhile the tax man, slumped in the shadows, his face in his hands, not daring to look up, said, ‘God, give mercy. Forgive me, a sinner.'”  Jesus commented, “This tax man, not the other, went home made right with God. If you walk around with your nose in the air, you’re going to end up flat on your face, but if you’re content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself.”   Luke 18:10-14

The Proud Host

“What I’m saying is, If you walk around with your nose in the air, you’re going to end up flat on your face. But if you’re content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself.”  Then he turned to the host. “The next time you put on a dinner, don’t just invite your friends and family and rich neighbors, the kind of people who will return the favor.  Invite some people who never get invited out, the misfits from the wrong side of the tracks.  You’ll be – and experience – a blessing.”  Luke 14:11-14  The Message

“For as pressing milk produces curds, and pressing the nose produces blood, so pressing anger produces strife.”  Proverbs 30:33  NRS

About 365MissionalPractice

Love God, Love Christ, Love Others. I am passionate about creating Missional Relationships that encourage disciples to personify Christ's message. As a minister in a Community of Christ congregation in Virginia I am learning everyday what it means to be vulnerable, to risk, to experiment, to share in a world that needs the redemptive healing of Christ. View all posts by 365MissionalPractice

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