Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Dessert

First, why is it I always have to look up how to spell dessert. I can never remember if it is with one or two s's.

And why is it the place with lots of sand and little vegetation is the same word which means someone who leaves you? I think I'd rather have dessert!

Anyway, have you ever seen a dessert which look so good that you cannot help but go for it, even if you should not, but then when you take that first bite, the looks were a whole lot better than the taste.

That happened to me today.

It also led me to think about how we view other people. We look at the outside and make quick judgments which are so superficial and often times prove totally false. I was reminded of Jesus' words in Matthew 23:26-28, when Jesus said,
  • 26 Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.
  • 27Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean.
  • 28In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.
Sadly, that is how many people view the church. We are a bunch of self-righteous, arrogant, full of ourselves hypocrites. We look good and clean on the outside, but when we speak and act, the filth comes out.

So, how can I / you change that perception, sometimes true and sometimes not . . . ?

All that from a good looking, but not good brownie.

1 comment:

  1. We all need to be more forthcoming about our weaknesses, and stop holding them against each other.

    Easy to say, but hard to do. We need to be more willing to lift each other up (instead of ourselves).

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