Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Humans Doing...

A friend of mine said recently, "I am learning how to be a human being, not simply a human doing."

As you know,  I'm a sucker for clever combinations of words and this one got me thinking.  If it means:  slow down dude, smell the roses, take time to reflect and not be so busy, keep a sabbath...then yes, human being it up.  But if it means that the doing of life somehow makes us less human...we've got problems.

"God spoke: "Let us make human beings in our image, make them 
      reflecting our nature 
   So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, 
      the birds in the air, the cattle, 
   And, yes, Earth itself, 
      and every animal that moves on the face of Earth." 
    (Genesis 1:26)

What is a human being?  God's image bearers.
What does a human do?  Work God's earth.

What's the lesson?:  What I do today matters to God

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