… do you leave it all and accompany the doctor?
This question was asked in a post and was followed by “reblog if the answer is yes”
I was about to reblog when I realized my answer had to be no.
I run a Christian blog about leaving it all for God I can’t say something like that. Then I remember a quote that went something like; what you are ashamed to do in front of men be afraid to think of before God.
I had thought of leaving Him for time travel…
One of the things Jim apologized for in his letter in the last chapter was going to far physically. What had they done?
The physical contact Jim referred to was my taking him arm when we walked, our sitting with shoulders tightly pressed together, and on one occasion as sat on a park bench his suddenly stretching out on his back with his head in my lap. My fingers entwined his hair.
If you had spoken to me a year ago I wouldn’t have had no problem with those actions until the “one occasion”. But now remembering how shortly after Edward and I met we had our shoulders pressed and the way it made me feel I understand what he means now. (For the record I was squished between two people with massive shoulders in the back seat of that car. My friend needs to stop calling her car the TARDIS. It’s small and blue but it’s even smaller on the inside.)
The point isn’t to look for how far is too far but to look for how do we stay holy. Sexual pleasure isn’t for when dating but for marriage only. So stop trying to figure where the too-far line is and try to avoid it all together. Because we are human and every touch whettens the apatite for. I think Steven Currington said it well, we cannot fight a fleshly appetite by indulging in it.
I have guarded my heart for so long yet you broke through.
How do you hold this spell over me?
My hearts beat faster around you and yet I hold back.
If I fully embrace what pain will I have when I out live you?
I’ve seen too much death, yours would be…
Live Rose without me even though you care.
It is better for me and better for you.
I see the loneliness in your eyes.
I know I can cure it.
Travel you you is exciting and dangerous
But I wouldn’t do it without you.
I want to be where you are where you are.
If only that could be enough.
I’m faithful and true let me prove it to you.
I have thought of things that people respect (sorta) even if they disagree or don’t understand. Most people know that if they talk to me they are going to hear about science fiction at some point. My favourit fandoms are Star Trek, Stargate, Doctor Who, Heroes, Animorphs and Mork and Mindy. (I know that last one doesn’t count.) My knowledge of each universe is respected. Why? I liked them so I put time in to learning about them even if I didn’t notice I was.
The first step I took with any of these fandoms was sit my butt down on the couch and watch the show (or read the book as is the case with Animorps). Some time I would use “time travel” (or a programmable VCR) to make sure I could watch them. I didn’t always everything after the first episode. In fact Dr. Who and Heroes are meant to leave you wanting more. But I was willing to learn and track story arcs.
There is a first step in respecting God and having people respect you for it. Its read his Word. It is the best way to gather the basic and advanced information on God and His will for you. You won’t understand it on the first reading. In fact its written to leave you wanting more. But the first step to becoming a crazy-drops-it-in-every-conversation-fan of God starts there.