Saturday, May 2, 2015

Filthy Little Beast!

I set up on the front porch to clean some guns. They were filthy, especially the ARs, but it was relaxing to clean the little monsters and all in a good cause. A clean gun is, after all, a happy gun, as opposed to a malfunctioning, dirty, nightmare.

I was a bit concerned about the front sight of my .45, which had pretty much lost its glow-in-the-dark spot. So I applied some glow -in-the-dark paint to it with a tooth pick; the paint's called Glow and you can buy it for a couple of dollars at Walmart, in the craft section. We'll see how it works.

As I pondered the newly restored sight, I reflected on Christ's words, "If you love me, you will keep my commandments." Notice he says "my commandments" instead of the world's, or the self's commandments.

That's counter-intuitive to us, because we've been trained to think that the world and the self are the sum and measure of all things.

They're not, no more so than the vain conceit that a dirty gun is just as good as a clean one.

God bless,



jenny said...

A single glance at big government and, say, the tax code for instance, ought to convince everyone that Christ's commandments are the better option, the easier yoke.

BUT if we abide by God's rules, we acknowledge his authority. (gasp horror!) If humans abide by rules we create, then WE are in control.

Adam and Eve had ONE RULE to follow, but they broke it to be god-like. Nothing has changed. We're hell-bent on being in control, and it comes at tremendous expense.

LL said...

Good work on the front sight. That should make sighting easier. I noticed that problem when we were out, shooting in TX.

The power of heaven and its use is predicated on righteous conduct, not on position in "the world" or "the church". I can only be thrilled that there is repentance.

LSP said...

I couldn't agree more -- just look at Baltimore.

LSP said...

Thanks, LL. Let's see how the new dot holds up.

As for repentance, well, good thing it's open to all.