Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What is your position?

To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

A curious adjective in English when you think about it, upright. What's even more curious is that it was used to describe the morality of a person for two centuries before it was used as an adjective to describe the physical position of being up right.

In one sense it juxtaposes us with the animals who walk on all fours or bent over. It's opposite would be upside down, which presupposes that there is an up side. There is a right position and a wrong position. There is a proper alignment.

Are you an upright person? Before you answer that I would have you look at another aspect of your life, your priorities. Then for all of us it becomes a more difficult question.

If we were to make a list of our priorities, not in the order we think we hold them, but based on which ones we give the most time and energy, would it still be upright?