You know what I heard the other day? I heard that
All flesh is like grass
and all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass whithers,
and the flower falls,
but the word of the Lord remains forever.
Okay, everyone run to Google and type in the words “Aishwarya Rai”. Find yourself a picture of her face. She is, arguably (and according to my wife), the most beautiful girl in the word. Now think about what I heard the other day. What is the glory of the flesh? Beauty. Health. Endurance. Passion. Superficiality. All shall fade. Aishwarya is quite beautiful today, but how will she look in ten years? Or a hundred years? Just a blink of an eye and she will be an old, sagging woman and then a rotting corpse. Then what use will beauty be? Who will love her when her body fails? Soon she will go the way of all flesh, and what will remain? Only her precious, immortal soul. Perhaps before her you will feed the worms. What will you possess that will remain? Your family is gone. Your beauty corrupted. Your intellect wasted. Your toys given to another. Your words silenced. All that you tasted, saw, heard and touched are gone. All the things that seemed so important are gone in another plane of existence and totally irrelevant. What will remain? Only your immortal soul and the ever-living Word of God and the horrible questions, “What did you do with this Word? What did you do with my Son?”
And what will he say to us? Will he say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant! Come and enter into the joy of your Lord!”? Or shall he say, “Who are you?”? Eternal joy or misery is at stake, don’t screw it up because of toys destined for the fire.
Food for thought.
ps – Yay for Todd! ;-)
pps – I have nothing against Aishwarya Rai. I think think she is a lovely, talented woman who is a fine actor. I only used her as an object lesson.