Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Me Monster

Brian Regan makes a great and humorous point.
But don't miss the main point:
There is a Me Monster living inside of every one of us.

It is a peculiar thing that humans are so obsessively mindful of themselves.  How could we think so highly of ourselves especially when we consider that:

  • We are only individuals on a planet full of about 6.5 billion other individuals
  • We did not chose to be born
  • We did not chose where we were born, nor into which family
  • We did not chose to be born blessed with eyes and ears that work
  • Every heart beat is a gift which we did not earn
  • Every breath of fresh air is enjoyed by lungs which we did not make
  • One day we will all die and dissolve into dust
  • One day almost everything we cherish will also dissolve into dust
This list could go on and on.  I wonder what you might add to the list?

It all reminds me of an intensely humbling verse of Scripture:
"What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?"
- 1 Cor. 4:7b

1 comment:

Gregg said...

He is absolutely funny. You are right!