[gray’s my favorite color]

[gray’s my favorite color]

Gray’s my favorite color… That is the first line of BarlowGirl’s song Gray.

I couldn’t help but think of it tonight because my mind was a beehive of thoughts.

I have asked a friend of mine, “Do I seem like a person who prefers life in black and white or a person who knows that there are grey areas?”

The reason I asked was that today once again I have thought “I really do not like when people see things this way and this way only” (whatever the “way” is)… I have stumbled upon areas where you cannot have black and white. There are grey areas.

But on the other hand, another friend of mine always said that I am an idealist. So… like in that saying, eh? “Whatever we don’t like in other people, we have that very same problem.”

This is confusing.

If you would be asked the same question, “Are you B&W person, grey one, or somewhere in the middle?” What would you say?

Do you believe grey areas exist in our lives?

Do you believe that everything can be solved with separation between black and white?

I invite you to share your opinion / thoughts.

  • From a Biblical perspective: We are either dead in our sin (black) or alive in Christ (white).

    Apart from eternal issues, I think there is a lot of Gray in life. It is only when we start living our Spiritual life as if there is a gray area, that it becomes a concern for me.

    • completely agree, Dusty, regarding that in spiritual life it is either black or white…

      but there are many issues that are CONNECTED with our spiritual life that are tough to distinguish sometimes. the famous example of that would be lying: we know that we should not be lying because it is viewed as BLACK. however, during the WWII, a lot of Christians (or just people) chose to lie in order to protect the Jews hidden in their houses. This, for me, is a classic example of the gray area.

      Do you think black / gray / white areas are also dictated by what we believe in?

  • Very interesting question Zee. I have a close friend–a Christian all of her life and about 15 years older than me–who often says: "the longer I live, the fewer things I know for sure." Often she quotes "Jesus loves me this I know" as one of the things that remains true. Jars of Clay has a tune that has Jesus saying: "if you follow me. You'll see all your blacks all your whites fade to gray. I think these two are saying the same thing.
    Nice. I managed to make a controversial statement without claiming a position of my own!

    • oh yeah, i forgot about Fade to Grey! love that song (as well as most of JoC songs…) 🙂

      so what is YOUR position? 🙂

  • beige… hmm… interesting point.

  • Can't help but see lots of beige. For instance, Christ is the way, the truth… Yes. I believe he is all the things the creeds say. He is the way. However, I believe there are people who find him and thus life, without knowing his name.

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