Christmas Eve and in Need of Grace

“I’ve learned not to believe anything someone famous says.” It is a quote from my daughter and it is a reference to me, someone who is not a 10 on the fame scale, but has secured more than most. (Do a Google search for Dick Staub and see what I mean)

I disappointed my daughter and she played the “practice what you preach card.”

When I was a kid one of my heroes let me down and I said something similar. I never thought I’d be the punch line to my daughter’s joke. But I am.

I write about important things that I understand clearly in my head and on most good days, maybe 9 out of ten, live out in my life. But I am human, a man caught in the devil’s bargain like everyone else.

The reason I can no longer abide evangelicals is their arrogant hypocrisy; they stand in self-righteous judgment over gays and the Hollywood fallen and they raise a lot of money from similarly fallen donors. Jimmy Swaggert eat your heart out.

I believe in the truth and the pursuit of the holy deeply. I am convinced would die for it. My only hope though, is in the perfection of Jesus Christ.

I’m the guy who wrote the chapter “Aim High and Let Grace Fill the Gap” in “Christian Wisdom of the Jedi Masters.”

I aim high. I fail. In the despondency and despair, I see through a glass darkly, and there he is–Jesus, God’s only son. He is calling to me. I go to prepare a place for you and where I am there will you be also.

Yours for the pursuit of God in the company of friends, Dick Staub.

PS. And remember, “these are the best of times and the worst of times, but they are the only times we have.” (For Now).

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