Thinking Out Loud

July 9, 2013

Everybody’s Not Doing It

Because we’re inundated with media that tells us that everybody is doing it, the other side should probably have equal time. If you’re on the fringes of the whole God scene, or maybe not even that close, here’s what I think some people I know would tell you…

Materialism

  • many of us are not going to a vacation resort this year
  • what you think is our ‘new’ car actually came off a three-year lease
  • I really don’t want a bigger house, in fact I’d like to downsize
  • those new appliances we ‘bought’ were free with credit card points
  • we think all those electronic gadgets are a waste of money

Boasting

  • yes, we paid off the bank loan, but then we took out another
  • many of us have kids that did not get straight A’s on their report card
  • Harry’s new job was a departmental move, not a promotion
  • the ten pounds I lost wasn’t exercise, they closed the local Krispy Kreme
  • the little league team we coach made the finals only because another team had to forfeit

Ethics

  • there are many people who do not embellish their resumé
  • no, actually I don’t cheat on my income tax
  • since you asked, not everybody looks at porn online
  • sorry, you’re wrong; not everybody tells lies to get ahead
  • if you look carefully, most of us really do drive the speed limit

Sexuality

  • the kids in my core youth group at church actually aren’t sexually active
  • the truth is, I haven’t thought about having an affair with the receptionist
  • I’m not that insecure that I need to flirt to prove I’ve still “got it.”
  • a lot of us women are not interested in reading the fantasy bestseller
  • there are many people who think inward qualities matter more than outward appeal

Anything you’d like to add?

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3 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on GoodOleWoody's Blog and Website.

    Comment by goodolewoody — July 9, 2013 @ 8:19 am

  2. We don’t Homeschool because we can afford for one of us to stay at home. We Homeschool because we believe it is the right thing to do and so we sacrifice a second car, new appliances, cable , a fancy vacation and the latest in technology.

    Comment by Cynthia Almudevar — July 9, 2013 @ 8:43 am

    • Interesting. I never thought about the financial perceptions people might have about homeschool families. Part of the problem in the body of Christ is that we really don’t take the time to get to know each other; to hear the hearts of people we know only superficially. And for your broader collection of family, friends, neighbors, etc., it’s all that much easier to jump to conclusions.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — July 9, 2013 @ 8:49 am


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