Friday, May 26, 2006

Social Hazard

Our theme this weekend at camp is Social Hazard and the director's theme verse is Romans 12:2. As I have been working on comitting this verse to memory and working on my talk for Sunday night to summarize and conclude the weekend. There is no verse that gives a better "How-To" than this passage from Isaiah.

"Quit your worship charades.
I can't stand your trivial religious games:
Monthly conferences, weekly Sabbaths, special meetings—
meetings, meetings, meetings—I can't stand one more!
Meetings for this, meetings for that. I hate them!
You've worn me out!
I'm sick of your religion, religion, religion,
while you go right on sinning.
When you put on your next prayer-performance,
I'll be looking the other way.
No matter how long or loud or often you pray,
I'll not be listening.
And do you know why? Because you've been tearing
people to pieces, and your hands are bloody.
Go home and wash up.
Clean up your act.

"Sweep your lives clean of your evildoings
so I don't have to look at them any longer.
Say no to wrong.
Learn to do good.
Work for justice.
Help the down-and-out.
Stand up for the homeless.
Go to bat for the defenseless.
Isaiah 1:13-17;"

I was inspired by Wicky's MySpace page to create the graphic at the bottom for the T-shirt I will wear while I speak Sunday night.

Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
Romans 12:2

1 comment:

WickyWicky said...


You Have a very powerful God given gift!

im G0ne (tm)
(wow i sound like such a suck up [lol])