And whatever you do, in word
or deed [including scissor
sharpening and hairdressing],
do everything in the name of
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks
to God the Father through
Although ‘quality’ and ‘values’ are
central themes of Robert Pirsig's Zen
and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
this site, our life and hairdressing
scissors have nothing to do with Zen or
Everything has to do with God and our
relationship with Him through Jesus
Neither Zen nor bikes have eternity
value, only God!
Jesus Christ and the Art of Scissor Sharpening
First things First
Before going anywhere I’d like to stress that I am a Christian.
Not by census or poll like the majority, but by heart - that, together with what we as
Christians do, how we do it and our eternal destiny is what sets us apart not only from
other so-called christians but all other religions, sects, cults and fads; thus all other people
This means Christianity is totally exclusive, you’re either in or out. You’re in Christ or out of
Christ. You will either enjoy His eternal presence or go to Hell - there is nothing in between!
This is politically in-correct and radical, yet true - just as Christ was, is and will be!
Being in Christ means that you have totally subjected yourself to Him because He, being
fully God and man, paid fully the price which had to be paid for your sin. This sin is two-
fold, firstly inherited from Adam onwards and secondly wilfully commited. The penalty for
any deviation from the perfect holiness of God is death. God loved us so much that He did
not spare His Son - what will be His reaction towards you if you despise so great
The death of Jesus Christ was not only the worst humanly possible death, but over and
above that He had to undergo what all believers in Him will never have to endure, but all
outside of Him will have to endure for ever - the excruciating reality of Hell.
Jesus Christ died 2000 years ago, but He rose from the grave in bodily form and was seen
by hundreds of people for 40 days during which He still ministered. Thereafter He
ascended to sit at the right hand of God!
His triumph over death is shared by all those in Him, those not in Him will have to bear
Christ is to be found in His Word, the Bible, and in fervent and unselfish prayer -
remember, the biggest single obstacle is pride and your ego - even if it is under the guise
of morality - even depression is in the end self-pity!
The fact that I am a Christian does not preclude me from sharpening your scissors or
selling you a new pair.
To communicate with you is in fact a blessing as I love to share the good news of Christ,
even if the method of drawing your attention is as mundane as scissor sharpening!
Even if you don’t believe in Christ, you will like your scissors after I serviced them - I might
be able to transform your scissors into ‘new’ cutting instruments, but transforming you into
someone new, someone more like Christ, only God can do through the Holy Spirit.
At this point it is important to note that I only act as Christ’s tool in sharpening your
scissors - no I don’t go in a trance and mumble some mantras whilst sharpening, I have an
ordinary conversation with Christ during which I humbly request Him to assist me and I
therein also relinquish my claim on the ‘success’ of the operation and give Him the credit
for the outcome.
But what if I happen to make a mistake, I mean I’m just human, you might ask. Good
question. My answer is simply that 1st of all in this material, secular life perfection can’t be
attained and that is where my 14 day warranty tries in some respect to make up; initially
this warranty was unconditional for three months, but people thought it a hoax, so I’ve
tuned it down somewhat.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the
power of God for salvation to everyone who
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
I am Gabriel. I have been blessed by Jesus Christ
with a passion for sharpening and repairing
hairdressing scissors or shears.
I have been doing this for more than ten years, so
you could call me a professional sharpener of
You might need me as a sharpener on occasion, but
we all need Him - always and forever!