Silliness

Some silliness just came to my attention in my church.  There was a dispute between the pastor and the music director.  Both are very good at their jobs, respectively.  However, they are unable to agree about something in particular.  What that is is of no importance.  I am reminded, however, of the fragility of human beings and how damaging silly behavior is when our pride gets in there and fights harder than we allow God’s Spirit to fight for us.  If we just get out of the way, God will work beautiful “magic”.  If we allow our silly selves to guide us and our tongues, however, bad things happen, like our music director leaving.   This should not be!!  How do 2 men of mature faith allow pride to divide them?  Both are strong and mean well.  I long to scream, “What is wrong with you two? Why on earth do you think any of what you do is all about you?  It is about God’s kingdom expansion and NOT YOU!  Get over it!!”  Will I do that?  Time will tell, but what needs to be said to the kingdom at large- get over yourself.  God’s church is absolutely not, under any circumstances, for you, no matter who you are.  It is for Him.  If you can’t handle that, get out of it so the church can grow!!!!