Monday, August 9, 2010

Thoughts from Office Space

Don’t know how many of you have ever seen the movie “Office Space.” There are those that won’t watch it because it’s rated R. There are those that will have their precious sensibilities offended. That’s okay. We love you anyway… 

I bring it up because I was thinking of a scene where Jennifer Aniston’s character is talking to her boss about her “flare” – the number of buttons on her suspenders. She hated her job. She disliked the people. She did the minimum required for her job. Her boss was suggesting she add more “flare.” She was arguing if you wanted me to have more “flare” then say I have to have more “flare.”

There was another character that was cheerful and had more “flare” than was required. He liked what he did. (He’s usually the one everyone hates. Been there. Done that. Had to repent.)

Isn’t this how most of us approach our relationship with Christ? We think because we’ve done the minimum we are alright. We don’t go the extra mile. We won’t wash another’s feet. Where’s the love in that? Where’s the faith in that? You know, I believe that’s what James was trying to get across when he said, “You say you have faith without works. I’ll show you my faith by my works.” What he did was out of love. What he was saying was, “If you love, you do well.”

What does any of it boil down to?

We are to put our faith in Christ. Christ is God incarnate. God is Love. Therefore, Christ is Love incarnate. If we put our faith in Christ, we are putting our faith in God. Thus, we are putting our faith in Love. Love can’t help but go the extra mile. Love can’t help but help those in need. He is what drives us. He is what sustains us. He is what leads us. He was. He is. He always will be. Loves doesn’t do the minimum. Love goes the extra mile.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

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