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PAUSE the movie.
Hhmm...I wonder why...
Why did my mother teach us to put our pajamas under the pillow? I truly have no idea. I bet she didn't either. I'm sure her mother taught her to do it, as I did my children, with no explanations as to the reason.
It was just a tradition.
Traditions can be comforting. Ask anyone who goes home for Christmas.
However, the problem with traditions is that we can just roboticly do them without giving much thought to it, as in the jammie tradition.
And sometimes traditions can be box-producing, because they lock us into thinking only one way, leaving no room for the Holy Spirit to teach us the ways of God.
I can just hear Tevye singing, "TRADITION!" from Fiddler on the Roof. He was a good example of how traditions can cause us to be close-minded.
Thus you have made the Word of God of no effect by your tradition. ~ Jesus Christ, as recorded in Matt. 15:6Let's make sure that we don't allow traditional thinking to keep us from all that God has for us, as ascribed in His Word. God's Word is meant to renew minds; to transform us more and more into the imagine of Christ (Romans 12:2) But, how can that happen, if our thinking is boxed-in by traditions?
May you allow The Holy Spirit show you what traditions have you boxed in, and may you give Him permission to remove the box and renew your mind.
OK. Back to the movie: PLAY!
Because of Him and Unto Him,