I have been plagued of late trying to reconcile the seeming paradox of learning to live at peace with the world – being passive; becoming invisible, slipping in and out of it as a spy or a Jedi that doesn’t want to be noticed would – and feeling the desire, the push from God – to do more for people, to help them and love them. How can you not get involved in this life and still make an impact for God? The thought occurred to me that perhaps these two could coexist. Then I remembered the old song lyric, “They will know we are Christians by our love.” I can be totally uninvolved in this world and when the world comes into contact with me or the ones I love, I can just love them, show my God’s love in those situations. I can show love by my demeanor where ever I go. In this way, I can totally be separate from the world and yet when people see my peace and the good way I treat others, they will be attracted to my attitude and may even say, “I want what he’s got. I want to be like that. I want to have that peace and love others like he does.” Then I have them. I’ve caught them. And for the most part, I’ve remained under the enemy's radar.
What do you think about this approach to life? I encourage comments and thoughts from anyone.