I watched “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” a week ago. Definitely a tear jerker. There was a certain part in the movie that struck me to write this. In the movie a character asked Fred Roger’s wife what it was like to be married to a saint. She then stated she wouldn’t label her husband that and also went on to say that he is not perfect. At times his temper can get the best of him. His wife said he finds ways to channel his anger so it will not be destructive. There’s more to his life, but I’m trying not to reveal too much if you plan on seeing the movie.
There has been a running theme of those who seem to have a perfect life or super spiritual life that are revealing that their lives are not so perfect. In the middle of this year, there was a preacher of a megachurch who struggled for years with depression who committed suicide. Joshua Harris, the author of “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” left his faith. I had my preacher today say that he said something hurtful to his wife and apologized. I sincerely appreciate his honesty.
That being said, all of us have someone in our life that we think is perfect or have some “secret” to their spiritual life. I’ve been guilty of holding these people to a very high standard that only God can fulfill. I also am aware of how some people view me as well. But, shocker, I have my flaws as well! I’m a deeply emotional person and if I don’t keep reign over my thoughts it can down spiral into a depression for me. I’m not the only one struggling with this because I’ve talked to some of you. I’m also a people pleaser, and there have been times I’ve listened to people’s advice over God’s and I paid a price for that as well. I know some of you who struggle with this too.
So, to all of you who think that if you walk into a church and will immediately catch on fire because of how you lived your life, know that the only reason why everyone else in there hasn’t burned up is because of God’s grace and mercy. Not because we lived life perfectly. He makes us good and created all human beings in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:27). And if we’re created in His image, how great is our potential!
Love to all my brothers and sisters near and far.😘❤