Friday, May 22, 2009
There is a scene in Disney's Snow White where the fair skinned, hazel-eyed witch with full red lips looks into a mirror and the face staring back is a gnarled, green-with-envy, wart nosed, hag of a women. I was always intrigued at how the mirror could reveal such truths... until this past week.
In light of some recent discussions and revelations, a Disneyesque mirror has exposed a very ugly person staring back at me. No, not ugly as in I have warts on my nose. Ugly as in the person inside has hidden underneath my bronze skin and freckles for far too long. The longer I stare into this proverbial mirror, the more I see the gnarled truths, wort-cursed sins, and obsessions that make me green with envy. As Paul went into the desert, and John went into the desert, and Moses went into the desert, and Jesus went into the desert, I too will be heading into the desert to seek God. I'll be speaking in Palm Springs tomorrow morning and extending my trip to prepare for the upcoming series I'll be teaching.
I'm so grateful for those who honestly and candidly shared their struggles on the sin du jour post. Because of the honesty, God has totally, amazingly, radtastically revealed the next summer series I'll be teaching at Calvary Montebello starting June 23rd. Virtually all the comments revealed battles with lust, gluttony, envy, greed, anger, depression and contentment which parlayed with the Medieval discussion of the seven deadly sins (click here for more info).