When the missionary guest speaker at church on Sunday called us to be fully engaged and to live dangerously, I don't think THIS is what he had in mind...
I saw a little window pop up on my computer and instead of shooing it away like the nasty bug it was, I looked and listened and got caught in its trap. So, I spent the rest of the day yesterday, HOURS, saving data away from my infected computer, so I could clean it up. I think I fumigated the little bugger, but I'm still living in some fear around here. Did I catch EVERY one of its little files? (By the way, the little guy is called "XP Antivirus 2008")
Is someone peeking over my shoulder at every online transaction I make? ARG! Actually, instead of living more fully, I'm living more fearfully. And instead of living more dangerously, I'm living more cautiously.
Well, it's okay for me to be a little more cautious about what I'm doing on the computer, but I want to be fully engaged in real life. I want to know what is happening in countries I've never even heard of. I want to have an active prayer life, which can take me around the globe in minutes. I want to have a heart that is aware of the needs people have.
I want to be fully engaged. How about you?