The "to-don't" list

In Sunday’s epistle (Ephesians), Paul has a message for Christians.  And it sounds pretty negative.  Like a bunch of stuff we’re not supposed to do. 

Which seems to confirm a popular view of Christianity.  That it’s all a bunch of “thou shalt nots.”  That being a Christian means a list of things you don’t do. 

Which couldn’t be farther from the truth.  The “to-don’t” list that Paul is talking about is all of the stupid stuff we did before we knew Jesus.  Paul calls that stuff futile, because it’s just a waste of time. 

The point of getting rid of all of the stupid stuff?  Not so that we can sit around not doing.  It’s to make room in our lives for all of the good things, and to do them instead. 

Because the last thing being a Christian is about is sitting around not doing. 

More on this tomorrow.