Lettuce…Peter…What kind of a connection is that?
Quite a stretch it may seem to connect expired lettuce
to the expressions of Peter, but while we may aspire to lofty things we live among the ordinary. Romaine, especially if bought in bulk, goes the way of the earth getting soggy and brown on its way back to dust. Lettuce is no more immune to decay than grass that withers or flowers that fall1. In the fourteenth verse of first Peter chapter 1 we see an admonition:
“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance…” (I Peter 1:14; ESV)
Peter said here that the pre-Christian life knew unhealthy intentions and evil tendencies. By labeling them passions he tied to them energy and desire. He said that the things done in that mode were done ignorantly, by default if you will. Having entered into a relationship with God through the atonement of Jesus Christ that ignorance has gone. New knowledge had arrived, [Read more…]