March 08, 2016

My Example Is He

The atheist took exception to a local religion columnist writing about Brother Lawrence who spent 40 years washing dishes for those in need. The atheist said, “I thought his time could have been better spent doing something more productive than washing dishes.” It’s curious that those in the world feel they are qualified to judge the service of people of faith. Jesus did not consider the time he spent washing the feet of the disciples as unproductive. He said, “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him” (John 13:14-16 NIV).

1 comment:

Steve Corey said...


-----Everyone needs to eat. That’s pretty high up the importance scale. Granted, washing dishes isn’t feeding. But biological processes necessitate the eating be done cleanly. Here’s a few fun things one can scrape into the mouth off a dirty plate: bacillus cereus food poisoning, campylobacteriosis, botulism, perfringens food poisoning, intestinal cryptosporidiosis, cyclosporiasis, E coli, hemorrhagic colitis, hepatitis, listeriosis, winter diarrhea, salmonellosis, bacillary dysentery, staphylococcal food poisoning, vibrio parahaemolyticus infection, and vibrio vulnificus infection, all of these together more commonly known as “gag me with a spoon”.
-----Now, I admit, I don’t know much about those ailments. I just Googled “food born sickness” and copied what I found to exaggerate how important washing dishes can be, as well as to demonstrate that most mental errors are due to the lack of information. “Lack of information” best defines good atheists. Take the Shroud of Turin, for instance. Carbon 14 tests place its fabric from the fourteenth century. A Rumanian prayer book of the thirteenth century sports an illustration of Christ laid out on that shroud, which might be a hard illustration to make before the Shroud itself was made. I won’t delve into the myriad other details virtually proving the Shroud to be the unique photograph of Jesus’ resurrection, except one. A few decades after the C-14 charade, a Midwest US couple brought to light that the sample taken for C-14 analysis was half linen (Shroud material) and half cotton (patch material.) Oops. Of course, this has not yet been officially admitted, although it has been definitely proven by none other than Ray Rogers, one of the original STURP members who analyzed the Shroud. This last tidbit I mention to show not all error is do to innocently missing information. The rest of the STURP team have now made themselves to be liars for denying the scientific evidence confuting their Oh Holy Almighty Carbon 14 God.
-----What magnificent fools atheists can be. They must open a hole in their heads from which to dump everything truly knowable about God and His Word, written history, and observable artifacts. Then they must plug that hole tightly so their unimpeded imaginations can supply “evidence” for God’s nonexistence. If an atheist fails to plug the hole in his head hole, he becomes agnostic since the sucking vacuum within inevitably draws information. And an honest agnostic will soon acknowledge the Lord, just like any other honest thinker will do, because to the Lord is where all information honestly points.
-----Let the dishwasher wash dishes. He not only shows how useful it is to deal with information honestly, he is preventing a whole lot of people from getting “gag me with a spoon”, which is almost as important as eating.

Love you all,
Steve Corey