Life isn’t fair. But you already knew that and didn’t need me to tell you. I was reminded this morning while getting a haircut. I could complain about the person who came in with a magnificent white mane while my barber was scanning my head for hairs to clip. But that wasn’t the thing that really got to me. It was my barber. She is a wisp of a thing. If she sneezed the laws of physics would guarantee she would fly backwards across the room and slam into a wall. The unfairness was her continued conversation about all the places in the area to get ice cream and which are the best. It is spring and once again they are open. She takes her 80 year old mother and together they eat their way around the circuit. I assumed she only got the kiddy cones but no she assured me she always got large. Now that is unfair. My waistline barely accommodates a one dollar cone from Burger King.
Once I had a church member complain that the thief on the cross got a free ride to heaven. He thought that was so unfair considering how good he, the complainer, had been all his life. Really? Somewhere he failed to catch on that a righteous life is the best life. If there was no heaven or no hell the person who lives righteously wins. And furthermore, we all get a free ride to heaven. I do agree life isn’t fair. How is it fair that someone who never sinned died so the rest of us sinners get eternal life? No, life isn’t fair and especially eternal life isn’t fair and I am so glad. See John 3:16-17.
Written by Roger Bothwell on April 28, 2016
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