The theme of the week (the same as every Lead 222 trip this summer) was "Live Differently". The students, from Jr. High through High School, were encouraged to live differently in a way that reflects the glory of Christ. On Friday, I had an interesting conversation with two of the students as we worked. We had a long conversation about video games, the real life things that they simulate, and whether they can be harmful. I came out of the conversation with a similar question that has risen in many of my thoughts lately: what if our lives were lived in such a way that we didn't need to simulate things like adventure, creativity, collaboration, creation, relationships, story? What if we didn't need video games to give us a sense of having created something, given us a sense of accomplishment without any actual work involved? What if we were so intentional about spending time with the people we care for (and the people we don't) that we didn't need facebook or texting for our conversations? What if we were so busy living a story that we didn't need to, or have time to spend hours in front of the computer or the television?
What if your life was a story so interesting that you didn't need to live vicariously through stories and adventures of video games, facebook, pinterest, or the television?
What if our lives were stories that magnified the glorious radiance of our King?
I don't know about you, but I want to live differently in that way.
|Students worshipping at the evening session. |