We live in a world of contradictions and comparisons. The Constitution and other documents, such as the Bible, stress and provide regulations and reasons for equal treatment.
Contrary to this, have been the interests of man to separate us into social, business, and political categories…… all of which are mediated by the idea of compromise. While, because of my educational background, I have lived with the idea that the truth is somewhere in the middle. The quandary really is; “Just where is that …. and is that the place to be?”
If I were to place my finger on it, the greatest impediment to this is; that most of us treat so many relationships as “Going somewhere where WE feel comfortable, or reap some kind of personal benefit.”
There is an old expression : “Birds of a feather flock together” that reflects our affinity for joining people “like us” (or we would be like them). Even to the extent that we don’t mind wearing labels that define us.
The Bible says (Corinthians 1); “Bad company ruins good morals.
What a great choice, then, to grow smaller or bigger by some outside standard, when the Christian objective is to grow equal……..in Him.
Where I fall desperately short, is in my desire to be with “educated people”, and those with similar interest such as art and writing and “good” music (there I go again). My impatience with others comes from the fact that I have not always made the time to listen to their story…..to empathize with, or encourage them.
What a great formula for staying stuck in the same place.
What then would be the answer for me? It’s to come to realize that others have the ability to teach me something….and in many cases empathy and desire to make a contribution to their well being; Sometimes a delicate balance.
Additionally, I refuse to wear a badge. Even that of being a Christian; For if I were to be one…..I would not need to wear it to be recognized as such.
Well, I hope the Lord is listening to this confession as I read it over and reaffirm it.
But, actually…… Since He is ;”The author and finisher of my faith”; this is not His first rodeo.
But, as I seem to have Him “booked up”;
May I help YOU with an appointment?…… (that’s more better).