I was frustrated this weekend. A few unrelated and seemingly insignificant things happened that made me realize how distinctively Americanized most of what we refer to as Christianity has become… how inward focused and selfish we can be… how we feel entitled to what we want and how we set value on things as if they bestow dignity and worth on us. These accusations are pointed at me as much as anyone else… hence the frustration. Our world view is so small; even within the confines of the church I think Americans in general can’t see past our own lives and the things we want.

So today i’m sad… I don’t know the answer… I don’t know where to draw the line between enjoying the pleasures of life and being vain and shallow and selfish… I don’t know how to have a Christian world view and live in our culture… the tension of these things is a difficult life to wrestle with. 

“I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.” – Ecclesiastes 1:14