In the perilous, deceptive times in which we live, we ALL face a serious human dilemma relative to a need for belonging, acceptance and sociability that challenges our commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and our fulfillment of what He has called us to do. The truth is that built into the human frame is a desire to be liked, accepted as well as approved of.
We seek to fulfill that innate need through people pleasing.
I watched a movie written and directed by Lawrence Fishburne that graphically makes my point. Called “Once In the Life” with two of my favorite actors—- Fishburne and Eamonn Walker as the main characters,— these two men played the part of the closest of friends from “back in the day.” In fact, they had developed an intimate alliance from having shared the same prison cell when…
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