Sunday, February 26, 2006

Be like George

Being a Christian reminds me of that one Seinfeld episode where George decides to do the opposite of what he normally does and ends up getting a good job, a girl, everything. Because if we do the opposite of our natural tendencies, we would get the gift of holiness. So many things that we naturally do is just the exact opposite of what God would have us do. Instead of being laborers who come home, watch sports, and leave everything up to their wives, God wants men to be active leaders in their household. Instead of worrying about our children and trying to prevent any pain from coming to them, He wants us moms to relax and trust Him (our love for them is just a fraction of His love for them anyway). Instead of exacting revenge on the many wrongs done against us, we're supposed to show forgiveness and mercy towards those who wronged us. We want to hoard money; He wants us to give it all away.

Left to our own devices, we end up at polar opposites from God. Just like George who needed that head-poking reminder from Elaine to stick to doing the opposite, we need constant reminding that our way is not God's way (thank goodness considering what a mess we've made of the world with our way). It ain't easy, though. But most worthwhile things aren’t.

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