I am not entirely against this. It’s just . . . I’m not entirely FOR it either.
Do you remember this scene from The Incredibles (2004)?
Helen: I can't believe you don't want to go to your own son's graduation.
Bob: It's not a graduation. He is moving from the 4th grade to the 5th grade.
Helen: It's a ceremony!
Bob: It's psychotic! They keep creating new ways to celebrate mediocrity, but if someone is genuinely exceptional...
While it may be progress to eat less junk food today than yesterday, it may or may not be something to applaud. If, at the end of the day, I evaluate my success or failure solely on the quanity/quality of food I ate, I miss something. My focus is off! I celebrate the wrong incident.
Worse . . . I sell myself short. I miss out on something better – a relationship with my Creator. I’m celebrating mediocrity.
It’s not the physical act of eating better today than yesterday that is worth rejoicing over.
Eating better than Joe next door isn’t cause for merriment. That’s not the plumb line.
Instead, let’s jump up and down
- when we walk after the Spirit