|Subject: Conrad made a valid point~|
Date Posted: 21:11:50 03/06/04 Sat
Roy did say that eventually, there'd be a pied piper that led the others away from following their inner leading, to follow a person that, thanks to the dynamics of human nature would become a leader of the group. I need to email Roy, or phone him on the show, and ask him about this, in light of the fact scripture tells us to "not forsake assembling together."
I know Roy was speaking of experience, and what he said would eventually happen being why he himself couldn't prevent it from happening years ago when he held regular church services. Within that context, he can't expect anything but...that to eventually happen, in ALL churches, all bible studies, and all forums/boards where believers assemble.
The bible being a great authority than Roy, I have to wonder if Roy thinks people should be islands, and intentionally AVOID this assembling that bible exhorts us to not forsake. I know Roy has never once told me to do anything contrary to bible, and I know Roy has started to have regular meetings again, in Oregon, so my God given common sense comes into play, and I watch..observe, with a meditative heart and mind, to see what dynamics are, or are not, coming into play at this new board.
We have a chat room, we email each other, but not on a regular basis, and as of yet, not one of the other mods, nor members have slapped me on the back verbally, and told me that I am okay. I've been complimented in the way I have taken correction, not letting my ego deny, a couple of times, and at those times I was humbled at first, but so thankful and impressed that instead of another keeping silent, to be a powerful piper (G) or to be popular, indeed a couple of regulars have corrected me, what beauty.
I go over the board on occasion, looking for any suckups or any hint of someone campaigning for piper, but I see it isn't there. when we first started this board, there was so much to discuss, I got fifteen and twenty emails some days, from the other members, but now...I had to write the other mods to make sure they were all okay, and that I wasn't lost on the email chain, and I haven't heard from any other regulars in more than a week, so I emailed one, and sure enough, we're just all about our busy lives, and not living off this board experience, nor can I see even a hint of anyone having wrong motives.
This board has lots of light, may its enemies grind their teeth, and it is clearly blessing us as we kick around ideas, and learn some important things, as we ponder other fun to wonder about...stuff.
The Lord is surely pleased, as we actually have found other meditators that are of a kindred spirit, and that spirit is the Holy spirit. we have a group of pretty BLUNT beings (g) and I feel confident we'll be called on the carpet should the wrong dynamics start raising their ugly heads, as Roy suspects will happen. He may have to stop getting together regularly as he is in Oregon currently, for just the same reason, but I am glad that we, like him, are giving assembling a chance.
It is well with this board. God is blessing those that use it.