"Better" or "Holier" Christians are not better than other Christians by any means. Rather, they struggle with sins that others are less aware of and/or less stressed upon. For instance, drunkardness seems to have much more of a negative connotation than something like not honoring your father and mother, when in actuality, sin is sin. Therefore, being a "good" or "better" Christian fails to exist as we all fall short of the glory of God.
Yet we are equally covered by His never ending grace.
Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.
I find that this issue hasn’t been brought up recently or stressed much. If we are intentional with everything that we say, there is never a need to utter the Lord’s name in vain. Since we are prone to blur so many of the statements that comes from our tongue, it’s only natural for people to ask for a clarification of what we actually mean.
You learn something new everyday.
It’s times like these when I loathe the stereotypical method that Korean parents impose on their children. I understand that their intentions are good and they raise us based on their struggles in the past. However, this is such a selfish mindset. All (stereotypical) Korean parents seem to long for is security. Sure security is a nice thing to have but even becoming a dentist, doctor, or any other stereotypical job that Koreans generally perceive as “good,” can never guarantee complete security. I’m realizing now that kids have dreams and there are times where I wonder what my life would be like if I just dropped everything I did and pursued music. To a Korean parent, something would be wrong with my head because it’s supposedly insane. The main issue that I have with having the “secure life” restricts the potentiality to reach for our stars. Are we content with just having enough to get by? Possibly a little more than enough? Don’t we want to reach even harder for even our biggest dreams to come to a reality?
It’s such a shame that I only realize these things now. Of course, people can respond saying, “You’re still young!” But now there’s a part of me that says it’s too late. With the situation that I’m in, I can’t help to complete my BA as a college student with about 3/8 through my college life. And knowing the person that I am, I can’t just leave something incomplete when I’ve already come so far. Furthermore, it is definitely a privilege to even have the opportunity to attend a college. If I were to have a son or daughter, I would definitely stress to him/her to plant these dreams and deeply root them so that these can become actual and tangible realities.
Stop letting people with higher authority (with God as an exception of course) delimit what you can or cannot be. God has plans which are colossal and can exceed any of our conjectures.
For some odd reason, I can’t seem to bury my thoughts in my head anymore. There is so much information that my mind processes sporadically and keeping it all in makes it impossible to retain what goes on up there. Sure a journal could keep these thoughts expressed externally but seeing this world evolving at such a ridiculous pace, it seems optimal to keep things online. Everything on the web seems safer (especially with the new cloud system which allows you to save anything) and effortlessly accessible with a few simple clicks.
I think I’ve come to that time when I don’t enjoy people slapping me as a joke (or friendly way, etc) or people not really respecting my personal space in general. I guess I was fine with it before..but now, all I desire in a conversation would probably be adult-like..either I’m just acting old or I have to de-oldify myself or something