Posted by: thebylog | March 4, 2009

Sacrificial Do-Gooding

Because I tread in nonchristian-but-nice circles, I am not necessarily confronted with obvious ungodliness on a day-to-day basis at work (besides my own).  So I note with interest situations I encounter in which people without Jesus do not act in a Godly manner.  The following doesn’t quite fit into that category, because a) this is not a person I have ever personally encountered and b) if you read his blog you realize that he does not seem to be a paragon of Christian virtue.  Nevertheless, Scott Adams of Dilbert fame says, while discussing the house he is building:

But my definition of green isn’t about giving up what you want so much as finding the greenest way to do it.

Here he’s trying to do something which on its face would seem to honor God (taking care of the earth).  But what would be more Christlike would be to sacrifice, not just do good when it’s convenient.

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