Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MY TEN FOOT POLE

One of my lovely friends at the Y---told me--


"You always come so put together."

WHO ME???---Got it all together!---Where's my ten foot pole---


Another life lesson - ALL is not what it seems.  Appearances can be deceiving.
The image in the mirror may be--

CLOSER

FATTER

SHORTER

insert your own-----THAN THEY APPEAR


A word of wisdom---reflections can be deceptive ---the image you see may be your perception of the truth--while truth --the intangible illusive is a moving target depending upon the beholder.


NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!

I read a book about a homeless man--smelling bad---looking tattered---obviously down on his luck entering a church for services one Sunday.  No one spoke--no one sat close---the congregants all entered into worship---and then deathly silence---WHERE was the Pastor?  The homeless man stood up and walked to the front of the worship center---and slowly took off his disguise----it was the pastor.

We all wear disguises---I disguise myself as an athlete--while the truth is far from that.  I appear to have it all together---right clothes--right shoes---wrong body!  I disguise myself as a hiker---have all the correct and latest equipment--know the lingo--but in truth one hiking trip a year does not make me a hiker.


Which brings me to the question---who among us is wearing the disguise of a Believer?  Another recent read spoke of the author knowing all the lingo--knowing the steps---attending all the meetings---but lacking the relationship.  Troubling--to realize we may be missing the opportunity , being fooled by the Sunday disguise, and not beginning the conversation.  Troubling!

"Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith;
test yourselves.
Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you,
unless of course, you fail the test?"
II Corinthians 13:5

2 comments:

  1. Oh oh..another great post! And thoughtful one too..Thanks Lulu. Blessings

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    1. Oh, Linda, you are always so kind and thoughtful. You made my day!

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