I was reading Michael Kelley’s blog this morning, trying to get going here in the office, and his morning thought got me thinking, “What are different ways we disguise our judging?” For me I think I call it people watching. On those days when I am trying to survive the mall, one of my favorite things to do is watch people. I am always intrigued by the people I see around me. I try to figure out how they are connected to the people they are with and whether or not they realize how ridiculous they look. Things like, “Is she his daughter or his newest trophy?” “How in the world did he end up dating her?” or “Does that little nerd realize wearing shorts down to his ankles and his hat kicked to the side have absolutely no way of making him cooler or earning him any street cred?” “Does she know those knee high furry boots look silly when its 95 outside?”
Until this morning, I think I thought this was just a way to pass the time stuck in the first layer of purgatory known as the mall. But now I am fairly sure it is simply judgement wearing one of those little fake noses with the mustache attached to it. So that thought got me thinking, I wonder what other sins disguise themselves as harmless critters, such as the wombat, when in fact they are deadly viscous creatures. Check my previous post about these critters.
What do you think? How have some sins inserted themselves into your life wearing a clever disguise? It seems tough enough to deal with the sins we recognize yet still fail to deal with properly without these disguised sins coming to light. It makes Christ’s death and His righteousness even greater and more necessary.