I have a lot of people that I know who are different from the main stream world - doing their own thing - in their own way - walking to a different beat of the drum. What is interesting - they are the ones that I prefer to be with. In fact - as I think about it - my entire family is that way - each of us - using different thought processes - arriving at the same conclusion - the majority of the time - often in loud voices. As my cousins like to say - we are not arguing - we are just Italians and we talk very loud - with passion. Passionate - definitely - for different things - work - sports - relationships - faith. As I ponder the people in my life - those who have had a major influence - living or dead - the majority - were different. Many would call them - weird - stubborn - arrogant - laid back - over the top - someone most would avoid. It is from these people that I have learned the most - intellectually - spiritually. All of my brothers and sisters - my wife and sons - friends - at one time or another - real pains in the rear - but all of them have added real value to my life. They are the ones who have shaped me into the person that I am today - all of us - just a little bit different from the others. Those most influential - people that I will never forget.
Jesus - definitely was different from all the rest - did things that were misunderstood - went against the flow - swam up river - walked against the winds of time - teaching those who would listen - how to do the same - to go - not as the world goes - but against the common - popular flow. Too many - comfortable with what is - seduced by the easy - popular - politically correct - doomed to uneventful lives. Following Jesus - always a challenge - not an easy task - many barriers to climb over - always defending that which cannot be seen - walking - not blindly - but by faith alone. Faith in God - His Son - His Words - His promise - that He will always be there - at our side - as we walk with Him - to a different beat.
Walking To A Different Beat