“Botox” Christians

I don’t know if any of you have seen the (kinda) new Oreo “cakesters”. They are an Oreo but the chocolate cookie part is chocolate cake (hence, “cakester”). They’ve been in the market for awhile, but, as I often do, I had not bought any (lead me NOT into “temptation”) until about a month ago.

As I prepared to pick my boys up from school one day, I grabbed a couple of packages of “cakesters” to give them. I was excited for the boys to try them ~ they LOVE Oreos (which I rarely buy) so I was anticipating that they were going to LOVE the “cakesters.”

As my youngest son opens his package he gasps, “What the heck?” He was mortified. “Who gave the Oreos botox?!” (I laughed so hard.) Evidently, he hadn’t heard of “cakesters” before, and he concluded “botox” because, well, frankly, they look like “pumped up” Oreos.

Makes me wonder how many of us Christians are “pumped up?”

How many of us do something to “enhance” our IMAGE to the outside world, trying to IMPRESS? How many of us parade around in our “Sunday Best” just so people will KNOW where we have been?! How many of us brag about our “studies” to IMPRESS our brethren, or worse, to proudly justify ourselves as we beat others down with our “wisdom?”

Hmmmmm…. Am I a “Botox Christian?”

Are YOU?

If we are encouraged to come to God “just as we are” then, why is it that we feel like we need to “enhance” ourselves for the rest of the world?

Although God desires in us a pure heart, no one is “perfect,“ and, most certainly, a Christian shouldn’t display PRIDE by “pumping” themselves up to anyone, fellow brethren included.

Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 – NIV)

If we are looking for Jesus, shouldn’t we look with the same type of heart HE has?!

…I am gentle and humble in heart…

Doesn’t sound like Jesus used “botox.”

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