I am a fan of the new series The Chosen. It is a new film about the life of Jesus and his followers.
There is something that is bothering me about it though.
I bought a mask from the Chosen website recently. It is one of those that looks like a scarf. I especially like the Chosen logo which is fish swimming in a circle. In the middle is simply the name of the show.
I really like the design and feel of the material. It’s even got ear loops to hold it on my face.
But there is a problem with it.
I have been feeling guilty for wearing it.
I feel so bad about it I actually have considered not wearing it.
What am I feeling guilty about?
In a word, I don’t want other people to get the wrong impression of me. It’s a cool looking mask. But it says The Chosen. Does that convey I am chosen and you (anyone else this not wearing this mask) are not?
I hate arrogance. Especially holier than though attitudes.
I care a lot about what I convey by what I wear. Probably too much.
Anyway, this morning I confessed my feelings to my wife. She immediately asked if I remembered what our former pastor used to say about this issue. I did not so she reminded me.
We are all chosen by God.
John 3:16: For God so loved the (entire) world that he gave is one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
I am so glad he chose me.
Today I choose to surrender my life once again to God.
Happy Resurrection Day!