My Cannibal Tendencies

04/27/2012

Zombies at their very core, thrive on eating people.  For zombies, preying on individuals is just part of their nature.  Sometimes I can be the same way.  I can get so wrapped up in my concerns, my point of view, and my thoughts that I begin to see other people as just a way to accomplish something.  I think the temptation is there for all of us.  We use people to feel better about our looks, or jobs, or family.  We mock people who still wear crocs in order to feel better about our fashion taste. 

Often, it’s just easier to put someone down than to worry about someone other than ourselves.

But I might have found an answer to our problem.  I’ve learned in my life, that serving others constantly brings me back to appreciating what God has blessed me with.  Leaving a generous tip at a restaurant reminds me how fortunate I am to be able to go out to eat.  Mowing an elderly lady’s yard reminds me to be thankful for my (temporary) youth.  Inviting people over to my house reminds me to be thankful for a home.

Serving others is the only way I know how to combat the innate desire to use people for my advancement. 

Serving fights off my zombie nature, and reminds me to be grateful.  What do you remind yourself of order to remain grateful?

4 responses to My Cannibal Tendencies

  1. I’ll be honest, I’ve made fun of Crocs before… and I even own a pair. So I’m basically a hypocrite cannibal zombie- which is probably the worst kind of zombie.
    Good thoughts Seth- I think your diagnosis is dead on.

  2. I think the reminder that I once was (almost literally) dead, but now I’m fully alive helps to keep things in perspective for me.

  3. Reminding myself of what Jesus did for me, and how very much He loves me in spite of my faults, makes me grateful. Knowing God loves others as much as He loves me, makes me humble. Seeing all the suffering there is in the world makes me have compassion on others.

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