Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Christmas Car Troubles and The Meaning of Christanity

So, as my wife an I were getting ready to leave for Christmas the car wouldn't start. After a mild hysteria, we jumped the car and were on our way. As we were leaving to go back home, we jumped it again and were on our way. A little stress, but no problems.

My supervisor however, had her van break down. There was a conflict over the dealership getting a rental van in time for Christmas. Now, she has a husband and three kids and they need to get from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. Everything worked out and they all got where they needed to go.

When we were driving home, I said to my wife, "If that little bit of trouble we had means that someone else didn't have it, I'm fine with that." And in the end, isn't that really Christanity. If suffering (or inconvience in this case) can be taken away from another, by taking it on yourself, then that's ok.

I don't think God goes around and balances some by smiting others, but that's not the point. It comes down to the fact that God knows what I can handle and what others can handle. And if we can take onto ourselves the things that others can't handle, we understand our own Christanity better.


The Eyewitness said...

Christianity is about the choice of carrying the bit of troubles others are carrying.

DavidNic said...

Very true. I hope you enjoy the blog.