[Band-Aid Solutions]

[Band-Aid Solutions]

And Zee has told them a parable:

If anyone of you breaks his leg or discovers that he has cancer, would you apply a fancy Band-Aid to the hurt organ?

NO!

Are we called to be band-aids to people? Help with the hurts? Well, yeah, but why the heck we sometimes try to cover up the real wound with something that won’t help, but just hide the problem?

Or why do we pay attention to tiny sores and completely ignore the big ones?

Those are rhetoric questions, I know. But I am tired of watching the Band-Aid application process which does not bring anything.

BLACK

What color is written there?

Just because we took something black and painted it yellow, our black won’t become yellow. It will remain black until we change the very substance of it. Same with

WHITE

Just like with the previous example, we sometimes just see the appearance and don’t think of the meaning.

“She doesn’t want to sign that paper that would help us.”
“She does not WANT or she CANNOT?”

There is a difference. “Doesn’t want” presupposes a simple wish of a person to disagree with us. “Cannot,” on the other hand, means that the person has some reasons why the action cannot be done.

I need to sleep and rest. I cannot think anymore.

Have you ever had to deal with Band-Aid solutions?

  • band aid solutions are somthing that plagued my life in my early 20's. If there was a problem we'd look for a quick fix. We were miserable, so we bought stuff to TRY to fill the void.

    Good thoughts kiddo.
    My recent post No Request Is Too Small, Even If They Are Dry-Heaving

    • stuff to TRY to fill the void – mm hmm, exactly…

  • I think most pastors have at one time or another tried band-aid solutions in an attempt to cover the real problem. I think sometimes we think that problems might "right" themselves if we do the salve and band-aid thing. Unfortunately, it doesn't work as well as Neosporin and a bandaid. A scar still remains and sometimes the sore never heals.

    • we think that problems might "right" themselves if we do the salve and band-aid thing – yep, i think you've nailed it.

  • Bill is right when he says Pastors have tried band-aid solutions at one time or another for a gushing wound. I have seen many of them and they almost always result in more problems later.
    My recent post Sometimes…

    • more problems later – and the problems later are worse than the ones that were in the beginning…

  • Addressing the real problems are difficult and often painful. As a result we often turn to the band-aid approach.

    Many times the real problem is us and we do not like to admit it or accept that we are the ones who need to move. Here come the band-aids again.

    Dwelling in Jesus will bring us face to face with our problems. We will struggle. We may experience pain. In the end, we will be changed and Christ will glorify himself through us and in us.
    My recent post Jesus is

    • Dwelling in Jesus will bring us face to face with our problems. We will struggle. We may experience pain. In the end, we will be changed and Christ will glorify himself through us and in us. – AMEN, Dusty!

  • "Just because we take something black and paint it white, the black won’t become white. It will remain black until we change the very substance of it."

    You mean we can't just be white-washed sepulchers? Darn.. there goes my plan. 🙂

    Very clever.. I liked this analogy a lot.

    • haha, sorry, Tony. wasn't my idea, you'd have to approach Him regarding that 😀

      good to see you here 😉

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