Today we dig deep, and we give to God our …
No! I can’t do it!
I mean, I can’t write it, and I can’t DO IT!
I have too many of my own … here is comes …
Dictionary definition, from the Oxford dictionary:
- A mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual
“One of his little idiosyncrasies was always preferring to be in the car first”
Synonyms: peculiarity, quirk, eccentricity, oddity, foible, whim, whimsy, caprice, vagary, twist, crotchet, mannerism, fad, aberration, irregularity, deviation, perversion, fetish, hang-up, thing, singularity
Okay … may I just say … YIKES! I’ve had this one in mind since last week, and I keep thinking that your little idiosyncrasies, those of you whom I know, are the things I especially LIKE about you! Maybe you feel that way about me, but then, what about my crotchets, hang-ups, and foibles?
I almost can’t NOT correct grammatical irregularities. Sometimes, under my breath, I’m saying, “HE and I!” (Not “him and me”) I’m sorry! Forgive me! My grammar is far from faultless, but it’s this “thing” – see above – and I suppose writers need to have it, they just don’t need to rub noses in it.
I don’t even want to surrender it! I like that little aberration in me, but God forgive me, nobody wants to be gigged constantly when speaking.
I love great cuisine, I hate bad coffee, and some of you know I would just about move back to Europe for the BREAD! I’m a bread snob! Even now, doesn’t it sound like I’m bragging? It doesn’t feel like that, “it’s just ME!”, but it’s not always gracious or kind.
There, I suppose, is the crux. Do I have this idiosyncrasy, that at every cross road I look to see what the Lord is doing, and obey that thing? Do I humble myself at every possible opportunity where I might lift others up? Is that my mannerism?
I know mine, my wayward ones, at least some of them, and you know yours, and some of what we do is who we are, in a good way. Shall we box up the rest and put them under Jesus’ tree?
You know, the one He hung on for the sake of our souls and the absolution of our sin! That was His “singularity”!
Merry Christmas … if we’re still speaking !!!!!
Physiognomische Fragmente zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe (1775-1778) by Johann Kaspar Lavater. (The Four Temperaments, uploaded by Abenis at English Wikipedia, public domain)