"So," they say, "nobody's perfect!"
But the Vinedresser won't buy that.
Given the opportunity, He will trim the unproductive suckers and shape the branches so each one will bask in Sonlight.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


    Today’s Our Daily Bread caused me to think—again. As I read it, I leaned back on my comfortable chair, complacent in the belief that I had it made in spades. After all, the subject was being content with our possessions and circumstances, and that’s me through-and-through. Not to mention my extreme humility.
    My bit of self-congratulation ended, however, when I realized my basic nature includes little need to compete, confront, achieve or acquire more stuff. My lack of materialism wasn’t the result of crucifying any part of my carnal nature. I never had to strive for less ambition, to struggle with my desire for ever-more possessions, to stay on bloody knees til God answered my earnest prayer—at least on that particular issue. In fact, if I had my ‘druthers, I’d would have been born with more of a competitive nature. But, I’m okay with it—of course!
    Maybe I’ll learn to quit judging others’ struggles by the standard of my own cheap victories.

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