Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it— HE WILL BE BLESSED IN WHAT HE DOES. (James 1:22-25)
We were watching a movie last night on tv with some friends called “Deck the Halls”. The movie came out in 2006 and really is quite funny. But even more than that, there is a reality behind it that leads me to the sad truth in most people on this earth. The two main characters in this story are trying to find their identity in this world. They want to be seen by people around them. The goal of the neighbor who has just moved in is to be seen on Google earth, to be seen from space. Isn’t that the goal of most people we meet in life?