My daughter is reading a book about Albert Einstein. As she was sharing with me some of the aspects she found interesting I was touched by one of his quotes. "It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it." Einstein said this in reaction to comments about his mismatched clothes and wild hair. How true this statement is today. I contemplated for days on the foresight of this statement. Look at the degradation of our food. Look at the time and money that is invested on the packaging in order to make the garbage that is being sold look appealing. Not only our food but the things that we put on our bodies and hair. I am guilty of buying perfumes, cleaners, lotions, hairsprays, etc. packed with chemicals that are not only harmful for me but for my family as well. I ask myself why? Because I want to look a certain way. Because I want to smell a certain way. So that I can use a little less elbow grease when cleaning my tub. Is it worth it? Right now the cost to me is nothing, myself and my family are relatively healthy and living a good life. I am not reaping the effects of my actions right now. The question I ask myself is, "how long until I do?" A family that I am acquainted with lost their 14 year old son in 2013. His story is a sad case of doctors forcing his parents to undergo chemotherapy or he would be taken from them and given it anyways. You can read about their story at: http://www.swiftrunnerministries.com/about-us.php Talk about false packaging. Here we have the doctors forcing the parents to give their child a cocktail of deadly chemicals while packaging it in the light that it "might" save their son. But instead it only caused him misery and pain for the remainder of his short life; even to the point he was vomiting up pieces of his own stomach. Now who was negligent here? Who was looking out for the best interest of the child? Surely not the doctors in this situation with their god complex. This is not the only situation either: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/connecticut-girl-17-fighting-refuse-chemo-article-1.2067278
Einstein really hit on something here long ago. Throughout time we have always looked at man and judged the packaging. My opinion is that we have taken it a step further in our present time and shut off our reason and common sense and allowed others to package information for us. Deceit is packaged in a nice box with a bow and sold as truth. Malignity is wrapped in bright colors and sold with the name of "life" on it. Whether you are a God fearing individual or not it is a common understanding that God does not look on the outward appearance (or packaging) but looks at the heart, 1 Samuel 16:7. Clearly revealing that what is on the inside is what matters most. I not only challenge you but I challenge myself to start looking on the inside of the packaging to find out what really is in what is being advertised. Whether it be food, body products, medicines, or religion. I know one item that has stood the test of time. An item that is not packaged to sell for the outside is black and the label has only two words. An item that may appear as an unattractive box but is filled with precious jewels. Jewels that lead to life not only physically but life of the mind and heart. I know an item that before it was even finished being packaged was sought for by man and they laid their life down for it and to preserve it. It is called, "Holy Bible". The packaging is simple but the truths are deep.
Blessings and Peace,