Thursday, January 17, 2013

Talk of Holy Things

"Go now! So that sister and I may talk of holy things."

"Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God." Colossians 3.16 NASB
 "Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person." Colossians 4.6  NASB

The Quote

It only seems right that we begin this study with the "talk of holy things" quote. In the scene, the head friar clearly uses the talk of holy things line as an excuse to get closer to a particularly attractive nun. He sends Ignacio (Nacho Libre's monastical identity) on a mission to pray for a man who is sick with influenza--though he mistakes him for dead. (Has this rabbit trail gone far enough? Watch the movie if you want to know what happens next!)

The Scripture

Clearly, as Christians we need to remember that we are accountable for the conversations we partake in. Our heart condition is reflected in our verbiage. We are reminded of this fact throughout the epistle to the Colossians.

During the recent Camp Horizon Football Tournament, Reggie Thayil presented a message that had been burdening his heart. He stressed the fact that it is wrong for Christians to fabricate secular & sacred activities. Our concern should be to separate the sacred from sin. In light of this teaching, we know that everything we say should be holy. All things should be holy & free of perversion.

The Application

That is not to say that everything we say is liturgical, monastic or otherwise ecclesiastical. But we speak genuinely from a heart that is genuine--not like that friar who uses holy things for a selfish motive. I suppose that's what I try to do with this blog. I will speak the truth as I have learned it. I will probably contradict myself as I learn and improve my understanding of scripture. And I truly hope that someone gains some benefit from the words I type in this web space.

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