What would you do if we were all at H&M and… (Oh Jeez, I just added “Organize a hipster mannequin flash-mob in H&M” to my bucket list – the idea makes me giddy!)… so anyway… we’re all shopping, and you try on these amazing jeans and they’re totally on sale and when you come out of the dressing room I tell you that they make your caboose look like a horses ass.
Would you still buy them?
Yeah, neither would I.
Ok. What if we’re there, at H&M, and you try on the amazing, sale priced jeans, and I tell you they look great, but they were made by a 9 year-old living in slavery in Malaysia.
Now would you buy them?
Yeah… so would I....
I’d like to change that…. I really would. But I also like my butt to look good in jeans that I can afford. So I guess the question ultimately becomes:
Who do I care about more?
Will it be my butt?...or... *gulp*….the Malaysian kid?.... Yes. I did just refer to my butt as a “who”.
Anyway. You don’t suppose this is the kind of thing Jesus was referring to when he said, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” ~Matthew 7:13-14
** I know it’s hard, and –believe me!- I wanna go there, too – but let’s just try and keep the wide-and-broad-butt-jokes to a minimum. Mmkay?
Would you buy the jeans?....er, will you?