Saturday, January 31, 2015

31 Days: Closing Remarks

It has been a busy, busy day and my brain feels frazzled and unable to string together any coherant closing thoughts on "What Makes A Mennonite A Mennonite?" It's been a long, stretching month for me! I have learned a lot. Writing things out has always been the best way for me to untangle a subject and that has been what this month was all about. I'm thinking next time maybe I could just untangle the subject in my own personal notebook instead of on the internet :) But then I would miss out on your bits of input and that would be a loss and a shame!

To those of you who commented and sent me emails, etc with your thoughts and questions and input and encouragement - you helped make this month worth it!! Thank you so much. And to the man at my house who spent (literally) hours this month hashing this subject with me and proof reading my posts and giving me ideas and cheering me on...... I could not have done it without you!!

I know there is so much more that could be said. I know there are still unanswered questions and some of you that I haven't replied to yet. Quite frankly, I am rather sick of thinking about this subject now! :) Hopefully I have stirred your minds this month. I don't claim to have all the answers nor to have figured it all out but I do hope to have shaken us out of our comfortable little boxes a bit, and pushed us to do some honest thinking.

So, what makes a Mennonite a Mennonite? Well, hopefully it's more than just cape dresses and straight cut suits and those things on our heads! Hopefully it's about a deep, meaningful relationship with our Father. And, hopefully, out of that relationship flows a longing to be the kind of person who will someday stand before Him and hear the words, "Well done thou good and faithful servant...." And for me, right now being that kind of person means being a part of a Mennonite church!

God's blessings to you wherever you are called to be that kind of a person.


Gina said...

Thanks for sharing your "tangled thoughts" with us and allowing us to listen in!

tabitha said...

Yes, thank you, Bethany. It was very worth reading and I thank you for putting "on paper" some of the questions and ideas I've had wrestled with too!

Have a wonderful February!