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Topic: Great Expectations (not about the book) (08/25/11)
TITLE: In Order of Importance
By Veronica Winley
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I love the park at this time of year.
Yes, Fall is my favorite season tooÖnext to spring.
Have you noticed how we appreciate some of the same things?
Like what else? Oh, I donít know, like the spectacular colors in a rainbow. Remember when we were walking in the rain the other day and saw one?
OK, maybe it didnít have all my favorite colorsĖ Iím very partial to chartreuse.
What? You donít like chartreuse? It is not a fancy name for lime green.
Brown! You prefer brown? No offense, but does anyone really like brown?
I mean anyone other than you.
Do you know when I first met you, (has it really been just six weeks ago?)
I thought it wouldnít work?
Why? Well, you know, little things - theyíre not important now.
Ok, if you insist; things like, well, for instance, that odd, snakelike tattoo on your arm.
Nothingís wrong with it exactly. Itís just strange, thatís all.
No, I donít expect everyone to look and be like me.
They should? Oh, thatís so sweet!
So, how was your day?
Yeah, mine seemed long too. This walk is probably the best part of my day.
Did I tell you that yesterday I saw a homeless man with no legs?
He was begging and had a little dog tied with a piece of rope.
They both looked so hungry.
I almost cried as I gave him all my cash.
What do you mean Iím way too soft?
You didnít see his eyes; they looked really sad and lost andÖ hurt.
Ok, Ok, Iíll leave it alone. But I see Iíll have to give you a compassion pill.
Tell me, what are your favorite classics? Yes, I mean books, Silly.
Youíre right, that does leave out Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Right now Iím reading Wuthering HeightsÖfor the third time.
What? I canít believe you just said itís boring and makes no sense!
How can undying love make no sense?
Oh, you prefer action, adventure and car chases.
Hmm, I see.
I have to ask, why do you sometimes frown at me when weíre in a crowd?
I do what? No, I didnít know that sometimes I laugh too loudly.
You mean I embarrass you? I didnít realizeÖIíve been told my laugh is Öinfectious.
No, Iím not sulking and you didnít hurt my feelings - Iím thinking, thatís all.
Oh, I almost forgot, my parents would like to meet you.
Donít groan! How about coming to church with us on Sunday, with lunch afterwards?
ďUhh, maybe one day?Ē Thatís kind of vague, isnít it?
I donít understand. What do you mean you donít ďdoĒ church?
Yes, it is important to me- very important. In my family, we love the Lord, put God first
Öand we worship on Sunday. I thought you knew that.
Wait a minute. Iím not sure I like your smile. Did I say something funny?
Smarter than that? You thought I was smarter than that?
Well, I think Iím a genius to love Someone who will love me perfectly and forever!
You donít agree. Ok, thatís your right. Iím really sorry, though, that you feel that way.
You know, it seems to me that perhaps my first thought was right-
Itís probably not going to work out with us.
We have different expectations and ideas about whatís important.
Yes, Iím sure.
Youíre really great and lots of fun Öbut maybe not for me.
However, Iím going to pray for you, that God will raise your sights- to Him.
2 Cor. 6:14-15 ďDo not be yoked together with unbelievers, for what fellowship does light have with darknessÖwhat does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?Ē(NIV)
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