Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Rushing Towards Depravity

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Do you feel normal in today's world, or do you feel as though you were born in the wrong time period? Do you appear normal in today's world, or do you find that you stand out in a crowd because of your dress and demeanor? If you do not feel or appear normal in this world, hopefully it is because you are going in a different direction. Hopefully, you are bound heavenward. Blaise Pascal best described this feeling of "unnormalcy":

When everything is moving at once, nothing appears to be moving, as on board a ship. When everyone is moving toward depravity, no one seems to be moving, but if someone stops, he shows up the others who are rushing on by acting as a fixed point.

If we don't feel uncomfortable in this world, it is time to examine the direction of our life. It is all too easy to be caught up in the cares and trappings of this world, but we need to remember that this is not our home, and we should not feel comfortable. One of the reasons that God leaves us here is so that we can be that "fixed point" by which others can see that they are moving towards depravity. Is my life really different, or do I appear to be just "going with the flow?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We (2 daughters & I) wear dresses everyday...for us, it's no big deal, I like dresses, prefer florals & find it's a lot cheaper to make dresses than buy jeans.

When we first moved on post, it only took TWO days before children were asking my girls if they ALWAYS wear dresses!

I told my husband & he was surprised that it was even an issue...it just shows that it's very different to be seen two days in a row wearing a dress!

Which I find sad...it wasn't that long ago when modesty/dresses were the norm...

God bless!