“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” – Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride.
I confess I like the character Inigo Montoya, and there's a lot of wisdom in his quote.
Take the word "reality."
Scores of survival dramas and house makeovers are staged and scripted, yet we call them "reality shows."
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---------------------People play "virtual reality" games and lose touch with reality.
The atheist believes reality is what he can smell, taste, touch, hear, and feel. He banks his eternal future on it.
Christians know reality is only found in eternity, so we refuse to focus on worldly pleasures and temporal goals.
Our "Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see." Hebrews 11:1
But sometimes we also get caught up in the "reality show" of this present life.
So what can we do?
Pause, pray, pull out God's Word, and do a reality check.