golter's musings

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17)

  • Throw a sunshine bomb

    August 15, 2019

    Words happen; harsh and biting words get thrown your way.

    What do you do? Smirk? Attack? Withdraw?

    Here’s a suggestion: Throw a sunshine bomb!

    Not with an attitude of resentment but of openness and all genuineness.

    And say, “Anything else you want to tell me.”

    So was the suggestive response by one of the presenters at the Doxology conference in Kansas City two weekends ago.

    More ears, less mouth.

    Per a Cigna 2018 survey, nearly half of Americans report sometimes or always feeling alone or left out. Generation Z (adults ages 18-22) is the loneliest generation.

    Lonely people are all around. And, they react out of need or hurt. You do, too.

    God built people for community. God built people with ears to hear and also to speak.Paul says in Colossians 4:6. “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”

    Part and parcel of your baptismal aroma is a defenseless attitude. With confidence that Christ has owned all of your sin, you have no edge about you. You are what you are; you own what you need to own. And, you put the other’s needs ahead of yours.

    Just as Christ did and does for you.Throw a sunshine bomb!

    Pastor Golter is the Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran