I Want; However… or Contradictions

I want to be told what do to, but then I don’t want to do it.

I want to be in charge, but then I don’t really take charge.

I wouldn’t mind having power, without any responsibility.

I want responsibility, unless it means I have to take the blame.

I want friends, but refuse to “meet” people.

I want a wife and kids, but refuse to “date”.

I want a better, higher paying job, but don’t want to pick up more hours at my current job.

I want God to answer my prayers, but I don’t believe He will.

I want to make fun YouTube videos, but I don’t ever record anything.

I want to tell my story, but never tell the whole thing.

I want to do what’s right, but doubt that will get me anywhere.

I want to tell the truth, but don’t out of fear of backlash.

I want to speak about God and Jesus, but don’t out of fear.

I want a better job, but I won’t apply for any.

I want to sing, but I don’t want to be heard.

I want people to see me, but I don’t want them to look at me.

I want to argue, but I don’t want to be challenged.

I want to love, but I don’t want to lose.

I want to gain the world, but I don’t want to lose my soul.

I want to live..

No “but” there. However, it is so hard.

Thank Jesus it doesn’t have to be forever!

Your Consequences Are Not My Problem, but…

I was taking a walk after bingeing the first 3 seasons of “The Good Place” on Netflix. If you’ve seen it, you know what kinds of moral dilemmas they deal with. If you haven’t seen it, suffice it to say they deal with moral dilemmas albeit in a lighthearted yet emotional world.

Their dilemmas are of the ethical sort. Is it ok to lie? What if lying would save someone’s feelings? What if not lying would bring harm to people? Pretty much every plot thread is “can we lie or not”, “should I stick to my moral code all the time or not” , and “what does it mean to be human.” And also “love”.

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Where Does Selfishness End?

So, I just saw another article about a school district that might go to a 4-day school week. There’s plans (at least in my state) to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next 6 years. This past holiday season everyone complained about stores being open on Thanksgiving or Christmas. And as always, the Europeans’ lifestyle of taking regular holiday is in the minds of American workers as much as siestas and paternity leave.

And I’m just wondering where will it all end?

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