I can only speak for myself, but I like my life. I think I honor my wife. I think I am a pretty decent person. I think I care about other people. I think I live within my means. I think I honor my parents. I think I am a quality brother. I think I am a good friend to others. I think I tackle the issues of life. I think I make pretty good sweet tea.
All in all, I think I am a pretty good guy according to most people’s standards.
But what about God’s standards?
He is not a God who looks at my school loans, prioritized schedule or sweet tea.
He is not a God who looks at the outside stuff.
He is a God who asks if I do what He asks.
He is a God who looks at the inside stuff.
Oh dear, oh dear. The inside stuff is the stuff I am really working on because I want to inside stuff to match the outside stuff. No wait. I want to outside stuff to match the inside stuff.
So, from the inside out, I am really trying to love others. Not just do the right thing, but love others.
“I have found the paradox; that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” Mother Teresa
I often wonder what God and I will talk about on Judgment Day. Will I still like my life?