[greek salad of life]

[greek salad of life]

I was chatting with my friend Jonathan about a month ago and something I wrote in chat surprised me. It was one of those times when you say something and then you wonder “Where did that come from?”

“I like my share of adventures, but they are seasoning in the Greek salad of life.”

Greek salad of life…

Just like Ted Dekker’sΒ Quad-logy, Black / Β Red / White / Green or those bracelets everyone made at the Church camps, our lives follow the same principle.

There are black olives of moments that we wish we could erase from our lives but which keep reappearing.

There is red tomato of His sacrifice that saved us and which sowed the seeds of Truth inside of us.

There is white feta cheese representing the purity He offers.

There are green herbs reminding us that we grow in Him.

Most of the time we think of the salvation as one straight-lined movement up. You get saved and that is it – you become perfect.

I wish.

More often than not, our lives are like that Greek salad: all ingredients present. We wish to take away the olives (personally, I really dislike them…), yet they sneak in. Yet even though they are present for now, one day, we’ll be an olive-less Greek salad. We can be Italian salad instead then (Green/ White / Red)…

*** This is another post from the Random Posts Series ***

  • Well, 2 out of 4 ain't bad. you can keep the olives and the whatever strange looking kind of cheese that is. But you can add green peppers, red & yellow peppers, cukes, even some eggs and make it all with raw spinach and I would eat your salad. how's that for random? πŸ™‚

  • zenichka

    Bill: you don't like feta cheese? πŸ™‚ more for me πŸ˜€

    hehe, yes, that salad was random, but it sounds good πŸ™‚ i might try it sometime

  • I love the analogy!

  • zenichka

    Thanks Jim πŸ™‚ i liked it too, even though i am not sure where it came from (obviously i was hungry when i was talking to my friend))))))

  • While I don't like Greek Salads, myself, I loved your analogy!

  • zenichka

    Shelley: thanks for coming by and sharing feedback! πŸ™‚

  • I love Greek salads–including the black olives! This week, one of the themes of my thinking and prayer and reading has been JOURNEY. Life doesn't come to us in clearly defined lessons. It seems to be more of a jumble, almost like listening to a language of which you understand little. And then, as you mature, and learn the language, the whole salad begins to meld into one tasty treat. And even the dark spots of regret are understood as agonizing lessons that we now can avoid. Love your posts.

  • zenichka

    David: wow, love that perspective. thanks!

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