I just overheard an ad on TV for a show having to do with weight loss. The incentive for the weight-losers is that if they don’t lose enough weight, they will have to appear on national TV is a bikini that is too small. I’m not sure who would want to tune in to gawk at that spectacle, but that is another story.
Not good enough. Don’t we all feel that at various times?
In the current TV-Land craze, if you are not good enough, or if the other contestants are jealous of you, you can be voted off the group, off the island, out of the boardroom. Apparently, and I say apparently because I don’t watch these shows, apparently, the contestants, with their own human frailties, get to judge the others, who may have greater frailties or problems. Hey, they are “just” human.
Some years ago, I heard a sermon illustration that has stuck with me. The pastor said that our society rates us as though we must reach at least a certain mark on a yardstick. But in the Kingdom of God, where we are members due to Jesus’ actions and our baptism, we are like the knights sitting at the Round Table. There is no person who is above the others. None have gotten there by their own works, so therefore no one is beneath any other person. All are at equal places at the table. All are brothers and sisters in/of Christ.
NONE WILL BE VOTED OFF!
Thanks be to God!