It seems like the world is all geared up for house cleaning. Do you know what I mean?
When I was a teenager, my little brother, who is nine years younger, had a messy closet. From time to time I had the chore of “helping” him clean it out.
You wouldn’t believe the things we’d find in the closet.
Toys, socks, books, more toys, and lots of miscellaneous articles of clothing.
By the time “we” were finished, the closet would be nice and neat, but the bedroom would be a wreck.
Kind of like today.
The closet is getting cleared out, but now the junk is everywhere.
Quite frankly, I think it would have been just fine for the closet to stay messy.
But that’s not how people are.
We like to think we know best about everything. We’re happy with our choices, especially if we can get everyone to agree with us.
So instead of peeking into our closet full of questionable and messy things, we take the closet door off its hinges so everyone can see what we’ve allowed to grow in the dark room.
Only now, and unlike my chore of years ago, rather than properly disposing of the junk and odd socks, people expect everyone else to applaud the mess they’ve made.
They parade their closet junk in front of everyone, just daring someone to tell them it’s wrong.
They want people to affirm their closet lifestyle as the norm.
But you know what? I’m not going to affirm the closet stuff as good, or normal, or the way God made them.
Why? Because it isn’t the norm.
It’s only the mess from the closet.