Inoculation

December 16, 2009


I had my H1N1 vaccine a couple of weeks ago. Since the clinic was at the church, all of my usual excuses for skipping the flu shot; can’t find the time, it’s not convenient etc., were rendered moot.

We all know the theory behind being vaccinated or inoculated and usually it’s a good thing, but. . . and we all know that after the “but”, comes the truth. It was Leslie Weatherhead who said, “The trouble with some of us is that we have been inoculated with small doses of Christianity, which keep us from catching the real thing.” Interesting, but sadly true in all too many cases.

The way you can tell if you have actually caught the flu, is by how much it impacts your life. If it doesn’t really affect your life, than maybe it wasn’t really the flu. The same can be said about Christianity and the impact it has or doesn’t have on your life.

Even though you think it might be too late for you, we would be wise to not repeat the same mistake with our kids. That’s assuming you want them to catch the real thing.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.