Humble Pie

aboutI recall my mother spoke about Humble Pie. Surely, she had a recipe.

Someway, I failed to write down the exact ingredients. The result is I don’t always get Humble Pie right.

I didn’t raid the fridge near often enough to look for it.

Its taste is strange and foreign.

Humble Pie provokes a peculiar reaction.

The act of eating is distasteful.

It is like placing a half of a sour lemon in my mouth and chewing until I get it swallowed.lemon baby face

Certainly, Humble Pie isn’t a food I seek.

However, the strangest thing happens once swallowed.

My stomach—and my soul—feel calm and satisfied. It as if the world is right. I must be close to my original wiring direct from God’s factory.

One thing I know. Humble Pie is not a staple included in the meals I serve Jesus.Pie

Here is what I think.

It is far too easy to be right from my point of view. I may think I honor God because I stand for truth when what I stand for is nothing more than my mistaken reality.

When I am a self appointed model saint, I harm my relationship with God, His Son, His Spirit, His Church, and my colleagues whom I judge.

Often I wonder what my reaction will be upon my resurrection from death finding myself face-to-face with Holy God.

I suspect my first meal will be a celestial table loaded with Humble Pie.

I will lament my arrogance of what I thought I knew of God when living on earth. I will cry out in remorse of my judgmental spirit.

I will see I acted far too much from my earthly nature. I will repent of what I thought I knew prior to standing in the warm glow of Holy God.

lemon adult mouthThere will be this super sized lemon as the opening course with the Humble Pie. I will chew on it and gag it down with sobs of regret. God will see the blood of Jesus on me—He will extend to me His grace—and my soul will feel calm and satisfied.

All will be right. I will experience my original wiring direct from God’s factory.

Stay tuned.

Dr. Gary J. Sorrells – Reflecting on Cross Church.

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About Dr. Gary Sorrells

From birth to death, I am God-wired. My body is not as energized as in earlier times, yet as my soul runs toward the finish line it carries a dream. I want to give glory to God by writing. Only now is the timing right to lean hard into this gift from God. For the first time in life, the totality of my God walk with family, the church, academic training, work experience, life scars, and accrued wisdom, provides value to share through the written word. It is as if all of the trails of life are crossing at this point. My formal education includes the B.A., M.A. and the Doctor of Ministry degrees in Bible from Abilene Christian University. Between 1980 and 2011, I worked with the Non-Profit entity, Great Cities Missions. I currently serve as Director Emeritus and as a member of the Board of Trustees. -Gary J Sorrells

One thought on “Humble Pie

  1. Gary, I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your posts on this blog! They are always so good and insightful! Thank you for your writing and for your heart! God bless!


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