Boob Implants & Tattoos

I know this is a funny blog entry title; but I woke up this morning thinking of a story with a lesson that you will just enjoy hearing, I think… I hope.

First, those who know me know that though I have tattoos I have no boob implants and have no future plans to get any. LOL!

Here is my story: On vacation this past year Jana and I met a “Christian” girl who obviously had boob implants and she actually began to share with us how that tattoos (which I have, and with my shirt off on the beach are obvious ... my shirt was off at the time) were sinful and that to mark up God’s temple was a sin.

I stood there with my jaw on the sand in amazement at her stupid theology and at her hypocrisy as well. Of course the argumentative side of me wanted to engage in a theological debate with proper Hermeneutical tactics I learned in Bible College to help her see her hypocritical heresy. I refrained! I just stood there and smiled with the love of Jesus!

Isn’t this what we as Christians do to those in the world around us? Judging them wrongly, and not even aware of our own hypocrisy.

First, incase you are wondering; there is nothing wrong with tattoos! And there is nothing wrong with boob implants! Those are the simple answers to complicated questions really … of course WHY you are getting tattoos or boob implants is important to understand. Are you insecure? Are you trying to hide behind something? Are you trying to cover up something? Or, do you just want them?

I read a psychological report on “WHY people get tattoos” onetime and for some people all that the doctor said may be the case, but not everyone is the same. You can’t say because one person does it for "this reason" that everyone does it for "this reason". For me, I got tattoos because I like them. Period. Many girls Jana & I know who got boob implants because they wanted bigger boobs (or their husband did … lol!) or they wanted to correct an imperfection.

I think its human nature for us to “assume” or to view other people through our own filter; meaning, if I do something for a certain reason then anyone that does it does it for the same reason. This is just stupid … and we are ALL guilty of doing it.

I think we would do well to remember what Jesus said; Matt 7:2-5 "For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged [if we judge with an evil heart or dark intent, His judgment of us will reflect it; if we judge nobly and honestly, His judgment of us will reflect that, too], and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you [if we use extremes or exaggerations or other unfair means, our judgment will reflect it]. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye [point out his sins, "minor" in Jesus' example here] and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye [our own sins, even and especially those we will not admit, magnified by our selective blindness]? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' [tell him of his "minor" sins] when all the time there is a plank in your own eye [that there are greater or the same sins in our own lives which we do nothing about or think we are above]? You hypocrite* [pointing out the sins of others while by pretense we think of ourselves as above sin], first take the plank out of your own eye [sincerely ask the Lord for forgiveness and learn and live the Truth and Light by His Word], and then you will see clearly [be in a righteous position] to remove the speck from your brother's eye [to judge and to help him out of his bondage to sin]."