Shadow Games! We’ve all played Shadow Games! As children we quickly learn if we stand in a certain way – positioning ourselves in relation to Light – well, we can actually cast a shadow that is greater than ourselves! Significantly Greater than Ourselves! In a powerfully profound way God’s Christian church (that’s you and me) – we – by the power of God who works in us and through us -- cast a long shadow over our culture – and our culture in turn casts a long shadow over u
He was a drunk, a full-blown alcoholic – and in trouble! He sat across from me in the church office and shared a sad, sordid story that eventually destroyed his family and landed him in jail. He was a drunk, a full-blown alcoholic – but he wouldn’t admit it! Some say that the alcoholic is the last to know that he is an alcoholic. Wrong! He is the first to know! He just won’t admit it! Denial keeps him from admitting it. Playing the blame game keeps him from admitting it.
The old wooden house, surrounded by large southern Maple trees, was set back off of the dusty road. The place had that undeniable feel of history. Like an old relic from the past the house created that certain sense of nostalgic awe and wonder – awe and wonder about its better days and the people who once lived there. And now, well, the people who once lived there were gone. They had all died, one by one, except for one old man – an 89 yr. old confirmed, life-long bache