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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 too…next to spring.
Have you noticed how we appreciate some of the same things?
Like what else? Oh, I don’t 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 didn’t have all my favorite colors– I’m very partial to chartreuse.
What? You don’t 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 wouldn’t work?
Why? Well, you know, little things - they’re not important now.
Ok, if you insist; things like, well, for instance, that odd, snakelike tattoo on your arm.
Nothing’s wrong with it exactly. It’s just strange, that’s all.
No, I don’t expect everyone to look and be like me.
They should? Oh, that’s 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 I’m way too soft?
You didn’t see his eyes; they looked really sad and lost and… hurt.
Ok, Ok, I’ll leave it alone. But I see I’ll have to give you a compassion pill.
Tell me, what are your favorite classics? Yes, I mean books, Silly.
You’re right, that does leave out Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Right now I’m reading Wuthering Heights…for the third time.
What? I can’t believe you just said it’s 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 we’re in a crowd?
I do what? No, I didn’t know that sometimes I laugh too loudly.
You mean I embarrass you? I didn’t realize…I’ve been told my laugh is …infectious.
No, I’m not sulking and you didn’t hurt my feelings - I’m thinking, that’s all.
Oh, I almost forgot, my parents would like to meet you.
Don’t groan! How about coming to church with us on Sunday, with lunch afterwards?
“Uhh, maybe one day?” That’s kind of vague, isn’t it?
I don’t understand. What do you mean you don’t “do” church?
Yes, it is important to me- very important. In my family, we love the Lord, put God first
…and we worship on Sunday. I thought you knew that.
Wait a minute. I’m not sure I like your smile. Did I say something funny?
Smarter than that? You thought I was smarter than that?
Well, I think I’m a genius to love Someone who will love me perfectly and forever!
You don’t agree. Ok, that’s your right. I’m really sorry, though, that you feel that way.
You know, it seems to me that perhaps my first thought was right-
It’s probably not going to work out with us.
We have different expectations and ideas about what’s important.
Yes, I’m sure.
You’re really great and lots of fun …but maybe not for me.
However, I’m going to pray for you, that God will raise your sights- to Him.
2 Cor. 6:14-15 “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers, for what fellowship does light have with darkness…what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?”(NIV)
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