I recently received an advertising email from a national pizza franchise encouraging me to buy an XL pepperoni pizza & the picture was irresistible! So I placed my order & went to collect my XL pepperoni pizza only to be disappointed. It wasn’t XL & it looked just like the frozen pizza, I buy in bulk from Walmart. Nor was the taste anything spectacular. So I was disappointed because the marketing didn’t remotely match the experience.
This also happens with Jesus’ followers. It’s not uncommon for people to be disappointed with the experience when it doesn’t match the marketing. Sometimes we call this hypocrisy and it can often happen when we look at the advertising more than the real thing. When we look at fellow believers or even “super-star” Christians, we’re setting ourselves up to be disappointed. So the core lesson here is that we keep our eyes on Jesus more than any human because Jesus isn’t just a marketing ploy. Jesus is genuine love & slakes our thirsty souls with living water 🙂
I like Saturdays because they are often good fam times. This morning, everyone kind of slept in, praise Jesus. We had a low key breakfast for the kids because they just wanted cereal – yea! For me, I made chiliqueles (its like nachos w fried eggs) – absolutely one of my TOTAL favorites & it was fantastic!! The kids chilled out in their rooms & I started a study on forgiveness – there are like 3 different words (sin, transgression, debt) that Jesus discusses the need for forgiveness. I’m interested to see where this goes.
I also got to work out for the 1st time in like 2 weeks, came home, watched man vs wild w the fam & I’m now planning to go make dinner for our fam & the Picones. The dinner will be: ribeyes, salad, grilled veggies & homemade pumpkin pie & homemade butterscotch pie – yum!! So that’s it! Come on over, we’ll have fun! 😉