It was -1° on Saturday night. Liezl and I were at the birthday braai of a friend’s, sitting outside in the crisp chill, freezing, shooting the breeze. During the small talk movies and series came up and someone cottoned onto us not having a TV.
“Is it a religious thing?” I was asked, almost aggressively, by a lady oozing with character.
“um, no, it’s a time management thing,” I replied. “Now we choose what we want to watch when we want to watch it.” It was a true statement but the cogs started to turn.
About an hour later, Karoo
kebabs sosaties braai’d, sitting around the dining table eating and conversing with a different bunch of folk we were chatting about Liezl not working but staying at home taking care of the kids.
“Is it a JC thing?” Dennis, a switched on individual, asked.
“A JC thing?”
“You know, Jesus Christ?” he clarified.
“um, no, it’s something we thought long and hard about and decided that Liezl staying at home was the right decision for us, for now. Maybe it’ll change in the future if our circumstances change.”
Even when I said it a penny dropped. Paul writes in Colossians 3:17:
“You know what Dennis, let me take that back. It is a JC thing. I guess you could say everything’s a JC thing.”
What informs your decisions? Christ? None of the time? All of the time? Part time?