The Theology of Being Somebody

By Joe Torosian

I get jazzed by cold weather, a great song, an awesome book, and a few certain films.

Then I’ll drop in a post that says, “This is the kind of ______ that tells me to go out and be somebody!”

It can be silly, people have told me it’s silly, but do you know why I do it?

It’s because so much of our life is spent as a spectator. We go to church and sit…We go to the stadium and sit…We sit and watch a movie…We sit and watch a video…We sit and talk…We sit and wish things were different…And more often than not, we sit and do nothing but dream about what we want to do or be someday.

Nothing wrong with any of those things…downtime is good. I know dreaming is free, but sometimes you have to stop dreaming and start doing.

I’m not a Mr. Positive Energy kind of guy…I’m not someone who is always seeking to release his inner butterfly…I’m not someone who believes you should try to patch a sinking ship with happy thoughts.

But…I do believe there are times God opens windows that are not necessarily deep or profound and says, “Go out and experience the day I’ve made and this moment I’ve given you! Stop just spectating and do something, be somebody, be the person I created you to be.”

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, a little bit of a sermon here…but this is why when it’s 55 degrees, windy and raining, I want to go outside and be part of it. When I hear a great sermon, I want to live it. I want to live the life I’ve been given to live.

Wouldn’t anything less be a shame?

This entry was posted in Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *