April 8, 2015
This arrived in my inbox today, in a message from Jon Bender:
Over Easter, I was asked at a neighborhood party if I ever get frustrated being a Christian? This question struck me a little funny. Then I asked, “How do you mean?” They said, “You know…always having to look at things with Christian goggles on.” I told them sometimes, but it’s definitely worth it! (Not having the time to go into actually how freeing it is.)
I wonder if the questioner had thought very deeply about his inquiry.
Everyone looks at life through a chosen (maybe subconsciously) pair of goggles. The goggles shop offers a tantalizing variety of models, giving people the choice of seeing whatever they want to see. And everybody has purchased something at that store. It is unavoidable.
So the question becomes: which pair of goggles is the most focused on reality? Which pair of goggles aids the wearer to see things as they really are?