Something about this image makes me want to believe it has been photo-shopped. It is disturbing to think that a window could have been framed-in at such a cock-eyed angle but even worse, that the bricklayer found some way to work around this “feature” leaving a distorted face on this poor building.
Paul tells us that he laid the foundation for us, as an expert builder. It is up to each of us to be careful how we build. Whether we build with gold or straw, costly stones, wood or brick, our work will be shown for what it is. “It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.” (1 Corinthians 3:10-15)
We work together to create a structure that will last. Collectively we build a community of faith, contributing in our own fashion. We each have gifts, talents which make us unique but necessary in the life of the church.
It may not be traditional. It may not be what’s expected. But it is our obligation to do our part for the greater good. For the glory of God. Even if it looks a little crooked, maybe that’s what is needed to get the job done.
Filed under: Blueprint Madness |