I have a great disdain for bumper stickers.  Nothing says “I choose my words carefully” like throwing some random two dollar catch-phrase on the back of your hybrid.  Do you really think that life is a garden and that I should dig it, or were they out of those cute little stick people families?

Seriously, it seems like anybody that has an opinion has to plaster it all over their car.  They want everybody to know about their issue or their cause.  And every time I get behind a car that is showing off their support for or against whatever, the only impact it has on my life is to remind me that I don’t have such a cause.

Yes, I hate cancer.  It sucks.  I’m also for anything that involves cake.  That’s a given.  Other than that, though, I don’t really attach myself to any sort of movement or stance.  Does that make me a bad person?  If so, I’m okay with that.

While I do think some causes are worth the time, effort, and resources given to them (see above cancer comment), the vast majority of them are a waste of time.  While this video is obviously sarcastic and ridiculous, I get the same feeling from watching it that I get from the majority of the more serious versions.

Many of these issues only apply to a small population and only impact those people in minimal ways for a limited amount of time.  I am almost embarrassed for the folks that actually put their resources into them.

However, from an eternal standpoint, aren’t all of these causes only impacting limited numbers of people for a short amount of time?  If we are truly trying to help people and make the world a better place, there is only one cause that we should pour ourselves into:  the cause of Christ. 

He loves everyone and wants the best for all of us.  He is the best doctor around and can heal any ailment.  He is a perfect provider and gives us all just what we need when we need it.  He is the King of Kings and is the only leader that can set things right.  He is the only cause worth representing, and increasing awareness about His love is the only issue worth dedicating ourselves to.

Think I could fit all of that on a bumper sticker?




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