Sinatra Saints and Developing Disciples

Wednesday we celebrated John’s birthday at the M.I.T. Science Museum in Cambridge MA. Apparently it was hotter at the bus stop than I thought, and apparently I didn’t drink enough water — yesterday I suffered a migraine due to dehydration. I’m not up to writing a blog post today, but I’m thrilled to share this wonderful post by Michelle Lesley. God’s providence amazes me!

Michelle Lesley

“I don’t get it. I just don’t get it.”

My friend, who’s also in women’s ministry, and I were discussing a phenomenon we’re seeing more and more among professing Christian women (and among men, too, I’m sure). I call it “Sinatra Sin-drome”.

Most of us are too young to be able to remember Frank Sinatra in his heyday, but one of the songs he was best known for was My Way. The lyrics open with a man who’s near death looking back over his life. He recounts his adventures and regrets, the good times and the bad, but no matter what came his way, he faced life on his own terms. “I did it my way,” is the refrain woven into the fabric of the entire song. The last stanza is especially telling:

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught

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