it’s also true that i procrastinate my ass off doing it. and i dont know why other than i really don’t like doing things that i have done already and i have read the bible like 4 times now, and it’s not that i know whats going to happen next, i dont, i am always surprised by what is going to happen
BECAUSE EVEN BIBLICAL HUMANS ARE HUMANS AND THEREFORE FULL OF SURPRISES
i just dont like being told what to do even if i am the one doing the telling to myself.
a long time ago, in college, i was reading the bible for college and it hit me like a lightning bolt.
and when i was done reading the whole thing i said to myself, church is dumb, all i ever did in church was wait for the band to play and wait for the gospel to get read, so
i will make you a deal, Lord, i will read the bible every Sunday for an hour, with some jazz playing in the background
and this way i wont have to put on pants, go to church, kneel stand kneel stand shake hands and wait for the sentence to be over.
but for years now i have been doing almost exactly the same thing with reading the bible.
when i do it i learn stuff, duh, but the whole process is work. for me.
last night was no exception. i read, i procrastinated, i read more, i futzed with the laundry, i read more, i got my secret blog rolling, and then i saw Amber was coming home, so i read until she arrived.
then we snuggled and passed out.
i need to set a new rule that i dont get to eat until ive read the bible on Sunday MORNING that way my whole day isnt a waste and a burdon with some terrible deadline oppressing me on what is supposed to be the Day of Rest