Will Smith's recent interaction with Chris Rock shocked many people, but in the world, we find ourselves. Is it that shocking? We live in a time where our feelings are king. How you feel inside is your truth, and acting on your feelings is the ultimate expression of that truth. However that plays out, you need to act on your feelings. To deny those feelings and not live by them is to live a lie essentially.
At the recent confirmation hearing, Supreme Court nominee Jackson was asked what a woman is, and she responded by saying, "I'm not a biologist." There's been enough commentary on her fitness to assume office due to this statement. My intention is not to add to that commentary. Instead, it's to dig deeper into this statement because it is a sentiment that many on the left share.
If there were only one lesson that I could teach my kids, it would be how to find fulfillment. That's not an easy lesson to teach, though, as it's taken me a lifetime to learn it. In fact, I still continue to struggle with it sometimes.
Our continued existence is predicated on always being responsive (whether for our jobs or other social pressures). Yet, ironically, it's in always making ourselves available that we miss out on the most important thing: a close relationship with God.
One of the beautiful messages behind the gospel is that all are equal in God's sight. It doesn't matter if you are a man or woman, rich or poor, black or white. We are all God's image bearers. No one is born better than another. No one can say I am without sin, for we are all sinners in need of redemption in Christ Jesus. Yet, is it enough?
A SELF-INDULGENT SATIRE: The history books will record this time as the age when love finally conquered hate. Joe Biden's election, the canceling of hate-filled social media sites, traitorous government officials, and pillow salesman (insinuating election fraud) shows this all to be true.
I made it a priority to get one blog post done a week at the beginning of the year. Why am I having trouble with it? It's not that I don't have the time.
I get so focused on filling the hours in the day. There is this spirit that you have to work 50, 60, 70+ hours. That your worth and value is attached to that. That if you don't work that much, then there's no way you can get ahead.