Five Minute Friday – Relevant

To those who like to journal…

A fellow blogger over at The Gypsy Mama has a Friday tradition and I like it!

“For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration of the art of communication…  For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.”


It is a choice word in today’s Christian circles.  Relevant.  It’s the thing to be.  It’s the way to relate.  It’s the MO of our churches and ministries.  It’s important.  I truly believe it.  What really steams my rice, though, is when relevancy strays it’s feet across the line of conformity or swims quietly over to comfort… because there was NOTHING conformist or comfortable about what Jesus did, nor in what He asks us to do.  How can we be relevant and still rage against the machine of conformity, live our lives as transformed, not loose ourselves in the “look of it all”?  I think we daily figure out who we are, who and what defines us, and dive into the deep end with those around us knowing what to rely on to keep us afloat.  Because we are relevant to those we love because we listen, we laugh, cry, sit, run, and do a happy dance with them.  That is relevant.  Loving others more than self is relevant.  It’s also transforming, counter-cultural, uncomfortable, and difficult.

…and that’s 5.

  See you next time, 

  The Epistolarian