Monday, January 11, 2010

Paper cup or Crystal Glass?


I was at a Mary Kay training a couple of weeks ago and a director there shared a beautiful analogy that I  haven't been able to get out of my head. She held out a styrofoam cup and talked about what would happen if she stepped on it or crushed it with her hand.  Of course it would be destroyed, but none of us would be too heartbroken over it because it was just a styrofoam cup.  Then she held out a beautiful goblet. She asked us what would we think or feel if she stepped on it or smashed it against the wall. Obviously, the reaction would be a little different because she had just destroyed this beautiful, elegant, valuable glass. Then she said:
How many times do we see ourselves or our lives as a cheap styrofoam cup and not as the beautiful, radiant vessel that God made us.  As a vessel that can reflect his light and beautifully display all that he has chosen to pour into us?

I thought this was a beautiful analogy that really made me think. I know that I am a child of God, but do I see myself as He does?