Be Careful

Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise, but as wise, making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil.  Ephesians 5:15

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Like Charlie’s brother, way too often I make careless, stupid choices that end in pain and regret.  Symbolically speaking, I’ll dangle my fingers in places I know I shouldn’t, only to have the mouth of evil clamp down and then laugh in my face.  (My apologies to Chompin’ Charlie; he’s actually kinda cute.)

The verse immediately preceding the one quoted above tells us how we can avoid wandering into the mouth of evil.  It says:

Wake up, O sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.

That’s exactly my problem.  I let the world lull me to sleep and then I stumble around in a zombie-like daze making dumb decisions and doing dumb things.

So, what should we do?  To avoid getting chomped, it’s time to . . .

WAKE UP!

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