Ah, a new year. I hope your’s is off to a great start. As I do every Sunday, I give you a round-up of the week.
The number one post of the week was How Jerry Lewis Helped My Faith.
We all need less of certain things in our lives. The number two post of the week was Less Jon Acuff In 2012.
Another strong post of the week was yesterday’s Stop Taking It To The Next Level.
Which posts didn’t do so well this week? How about this one? 140 Words (More or Less) About One Word 365. That one word for this year happens to be community.
I did have a lot of comments this week. Thanks to Arny, Matt, Jon, Bill, Rob, Chad, Joy, Moe, Eileen, and Seth for stopping by.
Recently Jerry Lewis helped my faith.
You know Jerry Lewis, right? He performed with Dean Martin about sixty years ago. In their movies, Jerry told the jokes and Dean sang the songs and got the girl. That line came from the movie Remember The Titans.
Eventually, Dean and Jerry ended their partnership and did their own thing. Jerry Lewis made his own movies, became a huge start on his own and hosted a successful telethon on Labor Day weekend every year of my memory until recently.
How could Jerry Lewis, a famous Jewish comedian, help me, a Christian, in my faith?
I watched a documentary about Jerry recently. One thing in particular caught my attention.
When he and Dean were making movies, they never could find Jerry when they were going to film a scene. Guess where he was?
In the wardrobe department.
In the editing room.
Talking with the lighting crew.
Hanging out with everyone who made the production possible.
He wanted to learn everything there was to know about making a movie.
This proved valuable when he began writing, producing and directing his own movies.
Why should that matter to me? Or to you, for that matter?
How did that help my faith?
Most people who read my blog are people of faith. They claim Christ as their savior. Just like me.
How much do know about the Old Testament?
How much do we know about the New Testament? How about church history? How about sharing our faith? How about how worship has changed over the years? How about other aspects of our faith?
How intense have we pursued every aspect of our faith? Have we matched the intensity Jerry Lewis pursued in knowing every aspect of making a movie?
Have we spent our time knowing our God and His Son that as claim as Savior? Jerry Lewis would have.
Do you pursue some aspect of your faith daily? Why or why not?