My sweet friend Katie at Let My Soul Flower in Thy Sight recently unearthed an old prayer card when going through some childhood memory boxes. She has some great thoughts on the list on her blog today.
Another thought (as Katie stated today), is that the idea isn’t to become a doormat. Christ certainly wasn’t a doormat in every situation during his life. But during his trial and Passion, he followed every rule on this list to a more powerful and everlasting effect that we can ever understand.
I’m still trying to figure out the “avoid curiosity” rule though. Perhaps my spiritual critical thinking skills aren’t up to par today.
On another note, it’s interesting how I happened to read Katie’s blog this particular morning. I didn’t know until I read it that I needed a healthy dose of “humble pie” to help me not sweat all the small stuff that happened this morning to start my day off poorly.
Actually, “Don’t sweat the small stuff” needs to be the title of a blog post coming soon, because I realized this weekend that I am much more of a worrier than I would like to admit!
Katie Sciba says
I've had the SAME thoughts a/b "avoding curiosity," and it wasn't until I was in a situation that rendered it applicable that I got it! In my very limited understanding, I think it means to "mind your own business" so to speak. Sometimes curiosity can lead to gossip or being distracted from growing in devotion to Christ because you're so fixed on wondering what others are doing. One thing I DO know for sure though, is that it doesn't mean to avoid curiosity with regard to true knowledge – like biology or Biblical hermeneutics 🙂