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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

What would you do?

This is heavy handed, but I agree with it. I think this ought to apply to all of us, even beyond those of us who are Christians. I don't think there's anything wrong with entertainment or wanting to enjoy leisure time, whether it's taking in a movie or doing something else. (Not that the Passion of the Christ is really anything people "enjoy" inasmuch as it depicts a very painful series of events.) No one person among us can save the world, but we can all give of our time and our money to make the world a little bit more hospitable for people who are in need.

Even though this cartoon is dead-on accurate in my opinion, maybe Christians are an easy target because the Bible calls us to such a high standard in trying to emulate Christ. There's a paradox in seeking that goal because it's unattainable for us as fallible beings, and yet it is noble and admirable to want to live humbly and be of service to other people. Christians can't possibly live up to the standard Christ established, but it often doesn't help that many of us, myself included, don't seem to take that goal very seriously in how we live our lives. (It doesn't help, either, that a lot of us think that we have God all figured out and in our hip pocket, but that's a topic for another post.)

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