The Bible; The Book About “Me”

thKUREI0TNIn the beginning there was me. And from that time on people try to explain who “me” is.

It’s not long before you realize that they’re getting it wrong. At first you’re a little selfish about telling people who “me” is. Eventually it evens out and you start to explain who “me” is in relationship to other “mes.”

In your exuberant desire to define “me” in relationship to other “mes” or “theys,” you might fall in to being critical; you try to define other “mes” and that gets you in trouble with “they.” And you know who “they” are; anybody other than “me.”

Our whole life is spent trying to define “they” and redefining “me.” “Why do “they” do that?” And “This is why “me” (or “I” to be correct grammatically) did this.”

It makes for good stories, figuring things out.

Anyway, when I wrote the novel The Summer of ’62 this was my first paragraph.

“Rich, what on earth are you looking for?” Dad asked looking over the tops of his glasses. “You’re rocking the whole car. It’s making me sick.” (The Summer of ’62 is available on Amazon.) 

Little did I know the first paragraph would define my protagonist’s feelings about who he was. He was desperately trying to find out who “me” is and others were trying to tell him who he was.

The Bible starts with “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” If from that point on it is read with discernment and reverence what lies beyond those words explains who “me” is. Whether “me” refers to God or yourself. The Bible gives a unique view of who God is and who we are.

In addition to many things the Bible tells “me” who “me” and how to get along with other “mes.” It has the ability to reach our hearts and make us better “me.” (Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 139:22, 23; Acts 20:35; Matthew Chapter 4, 5, 6, 7)

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(365 Writing Prompts January 5
Call Me Ishmael
Take the first sentence from your favorite book and make it
the first sentence of your post.)

(This post is submitted as a Daily Prompt)


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