I was cleaning up my office yesterday when I busted out the ole’ furniture polish. The stuff strangely smelled exactly like the fruity flavored, ring-shaped cereal that kids and some adults love to eat. No punch line to follow except it left me wondering: is the furniture polish company using the cereal’s ingredients or is the cereal company using the polishing company’s ingredients?
Here’s a thought that some might be able to flesh out a little more. I’ve been watching the playoffs for both the NHL and the NBA and I’ve noticed quite a bit of talk about players flopping. For those who don’t know, flopping is when a player has been fouled, or so it seems, and the offended player adds some dramatized acting to the offense to make the foul seem worse than what it was; sometimes there isn’t even a foul committed, just a close call. So here’s the point: there are some Christians out there who could be called for flopping! They over-react in a dramatic fashion to small offenses – and sometimes to offensives that only exist in their head to call attention to themselves. Have you ever fallen victim to a flopper before? Much more could be said but perhaps this is enough.
Watched “12 Angry Men” for the first time in quite in a while the other day. There was one line that caught my attention enough to write it down. While arguing about the character of the supposed murderer, one of the jurors commented, “Bright? He’s a common ignorant slob. He don’t even speak good English.” to which another juror, whose native tongue was not English responded by saying, “He doesn’t even speak good English.” For the record, I had to quickly look up whether or not I should have used “whose” or “who’s” in that last sentence.
Unfortunately it’s almost old news now, but have you noticed that the News Media here in America, or at least the individual ones that I watched, never mentioned that the majority, if not all, of the abducted girls in Africa were of the Christian faith in one fashion or another? I even found out that several of the girls, whether themselves or their families I’m not exactly sure, are actually members of the church of Christ. Conspiracy or intentional ignorance? As the American holiday known as Father’s Day approaches, my heart hurts for the families that are dealing with this burden that has been created by hate and wickedness.
Lastly, speaking of the word organized, check out the latest article on Forthright Magazine: Is the church an organization or an organism?