Desperate and Coporate
Pomp and Dust

Heavy, Man!

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To him or her who has been entrusted the souls of seekers and the stewardship of influence, there is a blessing and a struggle and yet more blessings and some of the blessings are actually embedded in the struggle. It is an embodiment of glory and glory's core meaning, doxa, is weight.

We used to say it instinctively in the 60s, "Heavy, man!"

This is a heavy load, but heaviness is glorious.

" To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."

(Colossians 1:27-2:3 ESV)