A Man Who Just Keeps Praising the Lord!

At church this morning, the pastor was talking about a handicapped man who keeps on praising the Lord.  When a ramp was set up at his house, this man was just praising the Lord!

Why am I reluctant to be that way?  Is it because I consider it to be shallow, or unrealistic?  Is it because I like a story in which a person descends before ascending, rather than a story about someone who is always on cloud 9?

The thing is, it’s not as if my griping, ungrateful, self-entitled attitude is all that admirable.  It’s not.  Far from it!  I don’t want to be the way that I am now.  But I’m not sure if I want to be the sort of person who is always happy and praising the Lord.

I can’t judge, though.  How do I know that the man my pastor mentioned lacks his share of struggles?  Maybe his attitude of continual praise is his way of coping.

About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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