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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day Seven

I just finished my first TV night blind.  Quite the interesting experience.  Got the play by play on the Clemson game.  Evidently we played horrible down the stretch.  Since I didn't actually see it I wasn't nearly as angry.

The office and Community were still funny even though I couldn't see them.  Its definitely a plus not being quite as hypnotized when the TV is on.  I am ashamed to say that if a show is on that I thoroughly enjoy and you are trying to have a conversation with me and it is not life altering I am probably not giving you my full attention.  Not so while watching blind however.  So if you want to speak with me about anything....on Thursday night between 8 and 10......the next 33 days is the time to do it.

I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment I have spent with everyone the last few days.  I have enjoyed listening to the Bible.  I have enjoyed my thinking time.  I have enjoyed the "extra" time I have not been perusing the internet, watching shows and movies, or reading magazines.  I love to read .....this I miss....but its interesting how once you have "space" in your schedule that is radically reoriented, how you can learn to appreciate new things.  I
I feel very strongly that the 1 John 2:16 lust of the eyes is intoxicating, controlling, and wonderful to break free of.  I have felt a strange appreciation for people and things over the last week that I have always hoped for.  To be able to start.....and I don't claim to have mastered this....but to start seeing people without the trappings of superficial judgments is quite refreshing.  Again, I know the eyes is not the root of all evil.  Unfortunately, as Jesus warned us about and as I believe we fail to be self aware of.....if the the eyes are good the whole body is full of light and i the eyes are bad the whole body is full of darkness (Mt. 6:22?)  I don't think we should see this passage in entirely metaphoric ways anymore than we should try to "spiritualize" away plain language of what is practically, physically and spiritually healthy for us.

Well I am going to Winterfest this weekend.  Can't wait.  If my friends don't play too many mean jokes on me it should be a great weekend.  I guess it will be a few days before my next blog though.  Peace guys!

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