September 27, 2004 @ 10:44 pm by sean
It’s 2004. That means we’ve been on this planet for a long time. So why do we still remove waste from our bodies the same way we’ve always had? Where is the technology to simplify our lives as to remove a daily annoyance from our lives? Come on science, how ’bout it?
Perhaps it’s a blessing in disguise. We all do it so often, and always have, so we don’t think about it, we just do it. But in this busy world that has become our home, it offers us a private sanctuary to reflect. One really has no other option. One can’t stop in the middle and decide he or she is finished. Perhaps God ensures we keep this activity in practice because it can be a time of contemplation when we have no other time to contemplate as such. Most of us feel awkward enough to make sure the door is closed, so we are really free from obligation while we are in the washroom. We may have things to do, or we may be interruping things, but I think we need to be a little more gracious of the time we’re given and respect the time one spends in the washroom. If you are waiting to go somewhere, or are involved in some activity but one needs to use the washroom, go easy on them, give them some time, don’t rush them, allow them to reep the full benifits of the time they are blessed with to remove themself from the hectic world. We are to do all things to the glory of God, so if someone is using their time in the washroom while relieving an obligation to glorify God, let them; and maybe ask what they learned while taking care of business. Instead of feeling embarrased for having to commit such a vile action, we should honor such activities as tools for furthering our relationship with God; and of course, if one’s relationship with God is better, that makes the entire world that much better.
So be kind, be patient, be understanding with your fellow people as they use the washroom. Encourage them to use the mundane activity as an opportunity to grow closer to their God. And you, use this time in the same way. Don’t look at it as a reason for frustration because you have other things to do, look at it as an escape from the pressures of life. Focus on what is really important. You aren’t allowed breaks like this very often.
As a matter of fact, I thought of most of this while in the bathroom. I thought about my golf game. I thought about a certain person. It was quite edifying.