Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


How's your approval rating?

Cleobis and Biton: the ancient Greek ideal examples of good sonsI ran into an interesting thought in a post at Sunday! Sundae! Sunday!. Rhiannon writes,
I'm never going to have a 100% approval rating. No secular politician does and no religious figure even comes close. Hell, I'd be surprised if God hisownself would even make it past 50% in the Gallup polls most days and that's with favorable market conditions and a good report from the Fed.
How much do we concern ourselves with how others see us? That we consider ourselves through others eyes at all can be problematic as it is God's opinion (and our own opinion of ourselves based on that first one) that matter. So don't try to figure out the answer to the title of this blog entry based on how others see you. That's the wrong frame of reference. Your approval rating with God matters more than how your boss, co-workers, family and friends see you.

In the archives, the sermon The Good Life works on a similar theme in considering how can we know what is the highest and best way to live our lives.


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