“We have lived life for better or for worse and are pausing to grade our progress like approaching the end of a semester“… with these words Tom Stipe (you know the guy I’m married to…) gives expression to the current mental plight of many Baby Boom Christians.
His recent article called “As Good As It Gets” describes the things Tom sees affecting Baby Boom Christians in the Church today. It is very thought provoking and interesting, and in my opinion definitely worth a read!
Click the link at the bottom of this excerpt to read it in it’s entirety or continue to peruse it here.
“We have lived life for better or for worse and are pausing to grade our progress like approaching the end of a semester. It is more than a little threatening. The finish line is in sight and the race has nearly been run. Now it seems that the only thing left is the inevitable looming question, “How did we do”?
In the 1997 movie, “As Good As It Gets” starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt, there is a memorable scene in which Nicholson’s character reinforces the film’s title. Leaving his psychiatrists office, Melvin Udall (Nicholson) passes through a waiting area filled with sullen, self-absorbed patients; then he pauses and asks, “What if this is as good as it gets?” It is a question that he leaves hanging in the air with no obvious answer as he leaves.
What about us? What if this is it? Jesus hasn’t returned yet, although things are looking pretty good for that these days. Life goes on. The future that was ahead of us has arrived. The married life we dreamed of has come and–in some cases–gone…”
Catch this entire “Message To Baby Boom Christians” by Tom Stipe at www.crossroadsdenver.wordpress.com