I follow a wonderful blog called Women’s Window. Recently, Jeanne wrote a stunning, short post. In this brief, true story from last week’s news she captured the essence of a prevalent lie. As a society we are very concerned with our self-awareness, as evidenced by the obsession with yoga and mediation and being “spiritual.”
In fact, this weekend, I passed a couple chatting in Walgreens. On a Sunday afternoon, dressed to the nines, a tall lady turned to the sales clerk and said, “I am spiritual, I don’t consider myself religious.” I don’t know where the conversation started or ended, choosing not to eavesdrop anymore. Well, I did here the guy reply to her in-kind question, “I consider myself complicated.”
I digress. The point I want to make is that biblically, the truth is we should be focused on our other-awareness. I am memorizing a portion of Romans 12 right now and trying expressly to apply it to my marriage. One little excerpt, “Out do one another in showing honor.” If someone (me included) (anyone) had out done themselves in honoring this man, what might have happened?
Here’s Jeanne’s post. I highly recommend her blog, too. Women’s Window.