because the Lord is amazing and created a world so large that pretty much anything can happen, the bad news is
anything can happen.
good things, bad things, horrible things, magical things.
one of the least talked about of the ten commandments is the tenth one: do not covet yr neighbor’s ish.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
it’s hard at times because you might see your buddy’s new car or his huge backyard or his hot wife (or mistress)… or his life
and you might say to yourself: oh hell yeah! want!
but how many times have you wanted something and like neil young realized it was a piece of crap?
if youre anything like me the answer is lots of times.
and while it’s true that one mans trash is another mans treasure– seriously how often does that happen.
usually what happens is one mans treasure is another man’s (foolish) desire to gank steal and ruin, and thats just unfortunate.
for example i drive an xbi mobile that people seem to love. they love it more than i do for sure.
despite the fact that ive had some good times in it, it’s really amazing that anything could have happened there.
in fact the entire thing is impractical and id be shocked if it’s in my possession by the world series.
likewise ive dated some amazing women. and ive had buddies say to me mama mia whats it like.
and usually i say it’s probably exactly what it was when you dated: sometimes it’s miserable and sometimes it’s omg
but theres a reason the alcohol business will never go out of business.
Buddah’s second noble truth says that all suffering is rooted in desire.
and because the first noble truth is that suffering is unavoidable, i think the bible is telling us to choose carefully as to what we desire.
often it tells us to forget about things of this world. like hot babes, fast cars, and probably anything you could get at best buy.
when we desire less selfish things and put ourselves in positions to omg help our neighbors instead of wanting to pork their concubines
far less evil transpires in achieving those hopes and wishes.
now take on the day.