Mitch 2.0

the_real_attack_of_the_clones_by_wirdoudesigns-d53wxdnI’m a complex person.

So are you.

We have a reptile brain that gives us messages of fight or flight.

We have a mammalian brain that processes primitive emotions.

And we have a cortex, our higher brains…the part of us that makes humans unique.

The cortex is where we process intelligent thoughts…like the concept that we are complex people.

We have years upon years of individual experiences that shape us.  Good experiences, traumatic experiences.

Add it all up and it’s true that no two humans are alike.  Not even identical twins.  Not completely.

Hmm. That’s too bad.  I think it would be nice, relaxing even, to hang out with some folks exactly like me.

We could talk politics and never make each other mad.

We could agree on every restaurant when we go out to eat.

More importantly, we would know each other’s deepest desires and needs.  We’d never feel alone.

That’s it.  I’m cloning myself.  Mitch 2.0 is on the way!

…Or maybe not.

It occurs to me that Mitch 2.0 would be just as needy as me.  In the exact same ways.

And he’d never tell a joke that hadn’t just occurred to me.

And I’d never learn anything from him.

Now that I think of it, I guess I prefer to be with people who have different experiences and different reptile brains and different needs.

After all, God must have known what God was doing, creating us all so different and complex.

(Even if it means we argue about politics)

The truth is, my world would be a sad, boring place without You in it.

That’s as simple as I can say it.

Have a great week,

Mitch

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What are you orbiting?

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Late last night, NASA’s Juno spacecraft entered into orbit around Jupiter.

It will zoom around the planet for 50+ days, taking readings and exploring the makeup of this gas giant.

While it’s in orbit, it will spend time inside Jupiter’s radiation belt, where it will be bombarded by some of the worst radiation in the solar system.

Good luck, Juno!

. . . . .

Let me ask you something:

What are you orbiting, and is it dangerous?

Maybe you’re in a relationship where the other person seems to have all the pull.

Maybe they make all the decisions, or draw the most gravity.

 

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That can be dangerous all right, because with one false move you might just go flinging out into the solar system, or crashing down onto the surface.

Or if you get too close, you might get burned.

Maybe you find yourself in orbit around a job, or your house, or the size of your bank account.

Really all of these bear the weight of idolatry.

When your world revolves around something other than God, Houston, we may have a problem.

. . . . .

In fact, Jupiter means “Father Sky-God” as the Romans named it.

There you go, a false God waiting to lure you in.

Now I don’t really have a problem with Juno orbiting Jupiter — in fact it’s the farthest flung human made solar powered object ever!

But for you and I, we’re best off to keep on the right path.

Circling The Son.

Have a great week,

Mitch

 

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