There are a lot of silly things in the world, and sometimes you have to stop and think, why would someone do that or what made them think of that….
I had the same question this past Sunday, Michael, one of the 7th graders in the youth program I run, brought in a giant rubber Band ball, so I had to ask, Why are you creating a giant rubber band ball, and what made you think of that. His response was honest as could be, I was board. Simple and to the point, really it was a good response.
Sometimes I wish we all would respond that way, simple and to the point, but all too often we play games. We add to our response, to make it more or less then what it really is, we complicate things. It’s in is to do so, well most of us.
We want people to like us, so we add to ourselves what we think is missing, or remove what we thing others will not like. Sad really if you think about it, but true.
I think we should all be a bit more like Michael, we all need to make our own rubber band balls, and we all need to do something just because. I think the world need more of that, and I think our faith needs it too.
All to often, we need reasons to do things, there has to be a pay out somewhere. How much better would our world be if we all did good things just because. Our faith life would be richer because of it, and humanity would be helped because of it. Life would be better for everyone, just because.
It’s a simple concept, but it could change the world, all because a 7th grader was board. Life is grand that way, just because he was board, I was inspired, and with any luck you will be too.
-Paul (just because!)