Friday, March 11, 2011

What's wrong with this picture?

I just left the gas station, where regular octane gas was selling for $3.45 per gallon. Prices are spiking and with current international unrest (convinced with the approaching summer season), this is likely to last awhile. So, I give you the Smart car...being towed by an RV.

The picture above was taken on I-85 somewhere between Atlanta and the Alabama state line. The irony is striking. Or maybe the inconsistency. Yeah, I know - when you're planning to park your RV somewhere you need a car to get around in. It's all over the place when I go to college football games.

But an RV...and a Smart car? Yes, this is a fantastic idea. Let's travel, oh say, 500 miles in a guzzler that gets about 5 MPG so that we can park and run around to restaurants in a car that gets 60! Yep, $350 to get there, and oh, probably about $3 to scat around town. It made us laugh out loud.

But wait - am I pointing a finger only to have four pointing back at me? Or is there inconsistency in the way I live my life too? Yep. I'll drink Coke Zero to wash down a huge steak and cheese fries. And lots of other stuff like that.

When you think about it, a consistent life is a most difficult thing to do. In fact, it is so difficult, I think my only hope for approaching it is to depend on the only One who ever achieved it. The One who said, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." (Matthew 5:8) Pure...undivided...consistent.

The RV pulling a Smart car was a funny sight. Some inconsistencies are not so funny. I pray for wisdom to see mine, so they can be rooted out. Step by step, moving toward purity; that is, consistency.


  1. Very insightful. I thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks Donnie!

  2. Oh wow...what a great comparison and a good lesson! But if you don't mind, I will still drink my coke zero :) And by the way, have an amazing time seeing Wicked...for the 10th time, that's right isn't it?? :)

  3. They probably picked the SMART because it was light and short for towing, not for the economy. They obviously don't care about fuel.