A griffin is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. King of the land and king of the air. Incredible combination. Unstoppable. And, it does not exist.
I find myself a Christian griffin sometimes. All the right answers and a heart of gold. Incredible combination. Unstoppable. God must smile. Oh, and it does not exist. My Christian life is a legendary creature. (Sigh.)
So what? Here's what. I need to move out from being the center of the universe and proud of myself and humble myself before God. When Christ is at my center, the Law is honored and Love is honored. They are the FRUIT of a grounded life.
My I stop trying to make an impression on God and others and, instead, sit at the feet of my Lord.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross! Philippians 2:5-8 (NIV)
"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." Luke 10:41-42 (NIV)