Have you ever caught yourself comparing the things that you have (or don’t have) with the things that others have?I’m pretty sure that we ALL have been guilty of that.How do you typically feel afterwards?I’ll be honest with you, I feel pretty disgruntled.I’m like that kid who’s constantly looking at the cookie on the plate next to me to make sure that it’s “fair”.But let’s be honest, life isn’t fair, is it?And in the game of comparing, you will ALWAYS come up short.
I was watching CBS Sunday Morning the other day (I know, I know- I am secretly 90 years old on the inside), and I heard something that absolutely broke. my. heart. It was a story about Dan Brown, the author of the Da Vinci Code series. He talked about growing up in the church and having questions about aspects of his faith. He took those questions to elders in the church and was told, “Good boys don’t ask questions.” You guys, he walked out of church and never went back. It made me angry and it made me want to cry all at the same time.