Found a card in my wallet recently. Wedged right between my ATM card and my CVS customer rewards card, it’s green … like the regular AmEx one. But it doesn’t really have the same type of status. Still, it appears that I’m a proud, card-carrying "Pharisee Express" member. ...
Cardmember: Laura MacCorkle
Member since: December 3, 19--
Proudest accomplishment: Singing in my church choir/babysitting gratis for church families/serving hot meals at the homeless shelter/keeping a long prayer list/signing up to provide food for every sick person or family with a new baby/having the best, most in-depth answers in Bible study, wearing the nicest Sunday dresses, etc.
Perfect day: Recognition for my latest act of service or words of wisdom. And a good cup of coffee from a blend with all proceeds benefitting a third-world country.
Most unusual gifts: Pointing out other people’s issues and helping them solve their problems.
Recent good deed: Sweeping my neighbor’s walkway. While it’s still daylight. When everyone is getting home from work and can see me better.
Group therapy: Sharing my lengthy personal praise reports with special mentions of my triumphs over lesser, more socially acceptable sins (gossip, worrying, coveting, etc.).
Can’t live without: Friends who agree with me. The latest “it” book from the Christian bookstore. And my giant O.T. and N.T. commentaries.
My card: Makes me feel better than others.
Could you be a cardmember?™
Visit Mark 7:6-7 to check
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