When God doesn’t “Reconcile,” hit “Adjust”

I am not sure we will ever figure everything out… I am not sure we are supposed to.

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Every month I balance my checking account on Quicken.  Well, I sort of balance my checking account.  I am usually within a hundred dollars one way or the other (except for last month and possibly the one before that…) and I have zero interest in getting down to the penny if I am that close.  When I am done, my computer informs me that I have failed to “Reconcile” and asks if I want to “Adjust.”  That means it will credit me or (almost always) dock me for my inability to reconcile and if a quick glance over my entries doesn’t instantly reveal the problem,(and it seldom does) I hit the “Adjust” icon every time.

There are many times I do the same in my relationship with God.  I have always considered “Systematic Theology” to be an oxymoron.  How could my understanding of the Creator of the Cosmos ever be…

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Published by Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Senior Pastor of Christ Church, Fairview Heights, IL since 1997. I am an orthodox Christian but I am not in a bad mood about it. A Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church.

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