Friday, December 03, 2010

Where have all the losers gone?

Loved this post from Vince. Reminds me of a song I used to listen to, Jesus is for Losers.

Let's ignore Jesus for a second. (By the way, not typically good advice.) Is there anyone in the Bible you couldn't prove is a loser in like ten seconds. You might argue Joseph or Daniel, maybe Hannah or Ruth? Out of the thousands of people, there are a handful who aren't such losers it immediately jumps out at you.

So let's go modern day. Think about pastors, people in churches - is there anyone you could prove is a loser, at all? Maybe a handful. But most everyone appears to be just about perfect.

So is it that the human race has so dramatically improved? Or is it that we're liars and pretend we're alright so everyone is impressed with us, while we stay sick inside, unable to get help because we won't be honest?


At 2:25 PM, December 03, 2010 , Anonymous Jaimee said...

Proud to say all my friends are losers.

Seriously, this is a fear thing and a deception thing. We pretend because we believe that people do not value weakness or vulnerability. And based on that lie, we are afraid to be found without strength. But if we are honest with ourselves, we value those qualities in others and choose our friends that way. Who likes to hang out with perfect people? That reminds me of a quote from the Purpose Driven Life: "When we weave the weak strands of our lives together, a rope of great strength is created."


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