Thursday, April 03, 2008
The Great Recycler
God is the original Recycler. Look at Nature. Nothing is exhausted in Natures’ original use. The leaves falling from the tree become the mulch from which plants grow to create more leaves. The fire clears out the old and overgrown and paves the way for new growth. Everything is connected and beauty is in the seasonal.
The world’s trash is a reminder that we are the anti-recycler. A product is created for a specific function. Once the function is consumed the product becomes a liability. Can the discarded plastic container give life back to the soil? Can the old computer monitor breathe oxygen back into the air?
We shine in our creating, in our startups, in our short-term solutions. We don’t do so great with our end of use, post-consumption ideas, with our view of death.
Think about it… you don’t like to think of the end of your ideas. You don't deal well with the concept of finality. And when you do, you seldom imagine the benefits of the end.
Jesus said, “Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than a grain of wheat. But if it is buried, it sprouts and reproduces itself many times over. In the same way, anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you'll have it forever, real and eternal.” John 12
Your hope will whither.
Your dream will die.
You will be broken.
It all reads so morbid so you’re off to find a blog that’s considerably more positive and you miss it again.
The Recycler says, “To win you must lose. To live you must die.”