Wednesday, October 12, 2005

We all Want

It’s difficult to watch/read the news with stuff happening in the world like bombings, floods, earthquakes, rising oil prices, on going teacher’s strikes (my goodness they clutter the sidewalk), health care etc. A lot of this is mainly because of everyone’s own tendency to be selfish and look out for their self. In my ol’ ECON 103 text book (ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES: Seven Ideas for Thinking...About Almost Anything by Douglas W. Allen….I think some people shuddered after reading that...tough course) it’s really true that everyone has insatiable wants. For myself now I want a car to drive, decent looking hair, a video iPod (those things are cool), new socks, hot buttered popcorn, an LCD monitor….the list goes on. And it’s the same for all of us. Don’t deny it.

There’s a verse I want to try to put into practice. I was reading Day 17 of The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren and the verse 1 John 3:16 popped out at me: “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.” (NIV) – and for our sisters. I’m thinking minimalistic here, but what would life be like, if everyone just did only one unselfish act everyday?

on a side note, I noticed on a Translink bus today, after the sign flashed the bus number and destination, it then flashed “Go Canucks Go.” It’s nice to have hockey again.

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