I just got to thinking… Very dangerous and uncharted territory.
Here’s the odd train of thought I was riding:
Self: Man, you are OCD for sure!
Me: Yup, maybe you should get medication for that.
Self: No way dude – I hate pills. Besides, I’d probably get addicted to them. Get all strung out and become a street walker.
Me: Whatever. They’re legal… Nothing wrong with taking prescription medication.
Me: You’re not really considering it anyhow.
Self: You’re right, I’m not… But there really are tons of people out there living on prescriptions they don’t really need. Many just because “it’s legal” and some family member, friend, or “professional” say they need it don’t even think about it…
Me: Preach it brother. And that goes into all kinds of areas of their lives… Justify all kinds of junk – just because they’re free to do it. They don’t seem to worry about the consequences until it’s way too late. Alcohol, tobacco, porn – lots of less harmful things too… Credit cards, junk food (I’m no health nut though), gambling, even video games, entertainment choices, electronic distractions…
Self: Ok, you’re starting to sound Amish… Are you sure you’re not Amish?
Me: Are you judging me? And when did we switch roles? You were the one talking me off the meds, now I’m convincing you – weird.
Self: I before E, except after C – weird?
Self: Weird – the E is before the I.
Me: Oooookay… Maybe you need some medica- nevermind.
Self: You have to get back to work.
Me: Work – yes, that reminds me… I had a boss one time that said: “Just because I CAN do something, doesn’t mean I SHOULD do it.” …can’t remember what “it” was though…
Self: Well, how fitting, since I was just trying to tell you that same thing.
Me: Reminds me of a few scriptures:
All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. 1 Corinthians 6:12-14 KJV
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.1 Corinthians 10:23 KJV
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. 1 Peter 2:15-17 KJV
Self: Thanks for the Word… Now, seriously, get back to work.
Me: Yes sir.