Lazaroo – Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May 16, 2012 I Lazaroo.

 

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, in sheepish awareness:

“Oh, how charming!”
(Song of Songs 1:16)

I have to admit, Jesus…

when I hear that someone is “charming”
I want to gag.

Especially when I suspect the implication is this other person is charming

and I’m not.

It makes me feel like – against my will – I’ve been entered as a contestant in a game I can’t win.

“Fine!”
I think to myself.

Let them be charming.
I refuse to play that shallow game.

“I’d rather be a person of substance.

“If people like me, fine.
If they don’t, that’s their loss.”

There’s a measure of integrity in that approach

and perhaps a tiny dab of defensiveness. 😉

I suppose I have to admit something else:

If someone accused me of being charming
I wouldn’t be offended.

So maybe the truth is, I should want to be charming –

not so much to draw people to myself…

but to You.

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Proverbs 17:8; Proverbs 26:24-25; Proverbs 31:30; Ecclesiastes 10:11; Matthew 5:14-16; John 12:32-33; John 13:34-35; 1 Corinthians 11:1; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8; Galatians 5:22; Philippians 3:17; 1 Peter 3:15-16

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