Monday, January 31, 2005

What if everything you did mattered?

Many people have heard the question asked, what would Jesus do? It's become so familiar that to many it is just a cliche. I cannot say why with certainty, but I have never been able to let this phrase sink into my life. Maybe it's because I don't really know what Jesus would do. Maybe because what Jesus would do isn't exactly what I should do. Just because he didn't rebel against the government, doesn't mean I shouldn't. Because that wasn't his calling. (I'm not thinking of rebelling against the government, it just seemed a viable option for example, because of biblical examples where God commanded people to rise up against a certain ruler). But I was thinking the other night, as it shows in my last blog about purpose. Discontent. And the question that's been popping up in my mind ever since and hasn't left me alone is this: What if everything I did actually mattered? Everything. What if it mattered, whether I slept in or not. What if it mattered whether I read a book or watched tv. The thing is, it is so easy to have such a cavalier attitude toward such things. Well, what does it matter if I do such-and-such a thing for a little bit? Who cares, right? But the question is, what if it really did matter? What if it mattered, what I thought about the guy on the road that just cut me off. If it mattered, then I'd have to really do something about it. Whoa. If I think that way, I can't be lazy. Because every moment of every day and every thought and every action becomes important. That doesn't mean I've become good at thinking that way, but it comes to my mind oftentimes and I stop and think about what I'm doing/thinking/saying. I don't know why this hits me so much more than "what would Jesus do", but it does, and I hope to be able to live up to it.


andrew j. ulasich said...

well you've got me thinking now. what if it does?

andrew j. ulasich said...

maybe you should try it out.