Some of my social media posts are personal notes for future thoughts and writings. When those get certain types of responses I will post them here as shorts called, “The Point”. This one is from 10/13/22 Facebook post.
Thinking requires practice. Practice requires right discipline. Practice makes permanent, not perfect.
People typically respond out of myopic emotion disguised as reason and thought. Any time we say/speak without a contemplative pause, we are most likely not thinking at all.
The very nature of instruction is supposed to cause internal cognitive dissonance from which appropriation and application will arise.
The reason so many cannot hear is that they cannot think. Peter was one of those people. Don’t be like him in your faith. Before God settled his mind, he was reckless and dangerous to others.
How long should we think? Not sure, depends on the severity of the idea and its implications. Depends on what our silliness will do to those around us. Depends on whether or not we will be patient and peaceful or make assumptions from paranoia.
Thinking permits us to be perceptive. But those in the practice of paranoia are worthless to society and especially the church. Assuming in silence and judgment in self-justice is a very big evil.
Think. Don’t speak. Let your brain be stormed.