When I began thinking about the A to Z challenge, I thought for a long time about what I wanted to write. I tried to think of ways to find neat things about the English language with each letter. And then I thought, what if that letter didn’t exist? So I am doing an abbreviated version of my Life Lessons series that I normally do on Fridays, but without using the letter of the day. What would life be like without that letter? Let’s find out...
Before one could say “You should really wash the whole van” black streaks decorated the back of my van. Yes, there was that much crud to clean off. The prospect from the seats was now clearer but the van as a whole looked worse.
The sponge could swat at the worst of the streaks, but every attempt to correct the new marks came to naught. (There’s a fun phrase for you. We should all say “came to naught” more often.) Unless the whole van got washed, anyone who looked at the van would see the smudges and crud that covered the body.
How often do we try cleaning spots? We clean one area of ourselves only to be left with black streaks on other parts because we haven’t bothered to address the real problem. Stuff God doesn’t care for covers our whole soul and unless we get the Creator to clean us, we can only move the muck around.
As a flanked note the van has yet to be washed. Repentance, however, has been requested from and granted by God.
When I decided to do this lesson from the van’s back window on the day for letter I, I thought I was crazy. Turned out to be easier than I expected. The hardest part was not saying the word ‘I’. It made me look at things differently. Try going through the day without saying the word ‘I’ and watch your perspective change. Check out other A to Z participants using the link below.