In a recent sermon, he talked about complete immersion ... and how it is our responsibility to immerse those around us in God's love ... just as Jesus did to the disciples and others he encountered. If we happen to be hanging out with ex-convicts and atheists, all the better -- we start to resemble Jesus a great deal then. But the idea that really hit me was this thought of immersion.
I work in an industry that probably has its share of ... well, ex-convicts and atheists. I suppose every industry does. Mind you, I am not making reference to my actual co-workers but to others I encounter in our industry. I could go back and do some research but as I recall, Todd R, one of my co-workers, once blogged about this as well. (Sorry, Todd ... I just drug you to this slippery precipice with me.)
But think about the opportunity I have ... okay, I take that back ... the responsibility ... I have to immerse others in God's love. Not in a condemning way. Not to point fingers. Not in ways which make me feel better about myself. But to instead truly lavish on them God's love ... just as He has so lavished it on me.
What does that mean? I am not entirely certain but I know that I have a responsibility and an opportunity. It is His wish that I do much with those things.