A “bad master disc” contains material that is damaged. It was only after I re-vamped, revised, and re-structured another disc with untainted material that I was able to begin duplicating CDs once again. I breathed a sigh of relief as the duplicator ejected usable copies of the material I had worked so hard to produce.
My Spiritual Master Disc
I’ve reflected on this experience more than once. I always seem to gravitate back to the same thought: Our spiritual lives can often mirror this idea of possessing “good” or “bad” master discs…largely due to the type of experiences that we have accumulated over a lifetime. The way that we think, feel, act and react speaks volumes about how we view and relate to God on a personal level.
When I treat others harshly and respond to them without consideration and kindness, there’s a good chance that I see God as a dictatorial, angry, and unkind Being; One Who spends much of His time waiting for me to step out of line. If I constantly feel guilty about past mistakes that I’ve made (even after I’ve asked for forgiveness), it’s quite possible that I don’t understand what Jesus came to accomplish while He was here on planet earth.
The spiritual ideals that I ascribe to do make a difference. And they often manifest themselves by what resides on my spiritual “master disc.”
Michael Temple writes from North Dakota.
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