Tuesday, January 12, 2016

On "Getting" and "Giving"

Every now and then, something comes out that acts as a pretty decisive litmus test and causes a divide amongst followers of Christ.  A lot of emotions are stirred, a lot of augments are made, feelings are expressed, and more of the "gospel-according-to-the-interwebs" is exposed.

The most recent was from an article in the December 2015 New Era.  There were blog posts talking about how this was going to be damaging to the psyche of many a young woman because of impossible standards, how the implied message of the image was negative towards the "confident, modern young woman on the left", and other such non-sense.

The biggest message that came out was that people can be "both getter and a giver".  And as soon as I read those words I knew they missed the whole point.