Monday, February 28, 2011

The Charlie Sheen in Me

This guy is looking at himself in a funhouse mirror. Only this mirror takes what's all wonky to the normal eye and makes it look straight.

How else do you explain somebody who goes on national TV and asks for a raise to continue doing a show that the network canceled?

This poor man is a walking billboard for the deceitfulness of sin. The choice to sin (even in the less overtly destructive ways that typify most of our daily existences) has been called "temporary insanity." It flies in the face of what is true, what is noble, what is right and what is good.

But we continue to look in the distorting mirror and call what is crooked, straight.

We need God's Word continually in our lives providing an unmistakable plumbline of truth.

We need people in our lives who will point us to truth, walk in truth with us and gently-yet-unapologetically call a spade a spade when need be.

We need the Holy Spirit giving us the humility to respond to correction and to believe others when they tell us our perception has been compromised.
There is a Charlie Sheen in me. A crazy, crazy dude who, unchecked, will blithely careen into destruction: flauntingly, proudly, foolishly. Every right decision is by the grace of God.

Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 139:23-24

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