Because It’s There

There is a passage in the Bible about men praying so “that they may be seen of men.” There is also one much the same about alms giving.
How much of what we do is for ourselves and how much is for show…for others to see? I’m talking motive here.
I was at a restaurant for lunch one day and I saw an older couple (obviously Catholic) praying before they started eating. Neither of them seemed self-conscious about this. I’ve seen a lot of this grace-saying lately at hotel breakfast rooms, restaurants and fast food joints. None of them I’ve seen seem to be doing this for anyone but themselves.

An inveterate people watcher, I have also lately watched a lot of, um, let’s say females because all of them are not young enough to be girls, nor old enough to be women…walking (I use the term loosely) around on tall shoes. Every time, I wonder, “what is the motive?” Attention? Fashion? Peer pressure? Whether you call them stilettos, wedges, espadrilles, I cannot, for the life of me figure out why anyone would punish themselves that way.

And then on FaceBook I read a comment about the garbage, inspiration, etc. that is posted and reposted on FB. I think it was tongue in cheek (read re-posted), but it, too, poses the questions, how much do we do for our own gratification, how much for others to see how smart, in, beautiful, with it, we are, and how much to REALLY help someone else, prompt some real thinking or get some helpful, honest answers to one’s questions?

There’s some really good stuff “out there.” I’m going to concentrate on making my posts part of that really good community. I want them to be thoughtful on my part and hopefully thought provoking on your part.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

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    Jun 19, 2014 @ 04:26:19

    A motivating discussion is worth comment. I do think that you should write more on this subject matter, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people do not speak about such topics.
    To the next! Many thanks!!

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