Monday, August 6, 2012
Mondays with my Old Pastor- A Review
The wisdom from older people is amazing. The wisdom that you get from talking with your grandparents or any older generation is priceless. In this book Jose Navajo is feeling like giving up his call from god. He feels unequipped, unworthy and not suitable for the job. He begins a series of visits with his old pastor. The old man tells many stories to Jose and opens his eyes to the true, one all important aspect of the Christian life; the Cross.
This book was absolutely amazing. So much that I'm rereading it and doing my best to remember the lessons throughout it and apply them to my life. The old pastor told the following frequently in the book :
"My life has sprung forth from the shade of the cross. I have always lived in the shadow of it, and I want it to be the ladder that lifts me up to His presence when my time comes"
The stories in this book are wonderful and eye-opening and heart opening. Almost everything in life depends on god and almost nothing on us. Why then do we try so hard to be acceptable or "Christian in a box" type people? We spend so much time focusing on what we need to do or who we need to be that we forget who we are and who He is and the love becomes a duty. I recommend this book to anyone regardless of age or where you are in life. It has blessed me, and I think it will anyone else who opens it for themselves.
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