“Add me in Facebook… I am add-orable…”
Then come the hyena-like jeers and ear-popping shrieks of teenagers over the Beatles hair, chubby face, and toothless smile of the seven-year-old me (west photo). In fact, my panda-like body a decade ago became a reason for my “adorable” childhood. Mothers of my kindergarten classmates jumped on their tip toes when they spotted me, dancing to Otso Otso like a baby bear. Teachers fuzzed in class whenever they detected me on my chair and wished, “Zac is so cute if only I can chew him right now.” Even a female college student from my provincial school sprinted a half-mile path away from her course mates to me, readying her flawless cheeks for my twenty saliva-filled kisses. However, I had no clue of people’s entertainment over my fat “adorable” body.
Unfortunately, a decade after – a period where I become Muscle Man (east photo) – comes a linguistic change of “adorable”. Non-exposure to XXX, FHM, and other pornographic materials results in, “Zac, that is so cute.” Empty-mindedness to the connotations of “exchanging positions”, “dancing in the night”, “69”, and passing a finger through a hole to and fro rapidly implies, “Zac, you are such a good kid.” Turning my head to a 45-degree tilt to a friend’s rephrasing of Nicki Minaj’s SUPER BASS to SUPERB *** insinuates, “Zac, you are so holy.” Hence, being “adorable” means being “cute”, “good”, and “holy” for one’s cluelessness of indecency.
However, 1 Corinthians 14:20 says:
Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature (ESV).
We are living in a world where everything is permissible – from hard-core pornography to pre-marital sex. In fact, these acts are results of man’s free will to satisfy the pleasures of the flesh. Since our muscles and fats will soon be consumed by rats and worms, then such desires are temporal. Hence, we are also living in a green-blue-and-white oblate spheroid temporarily. This theory becomes a string to the above text – being infants to temporality and adults to eternity. Such adults support the essence of self-maturity in terms of one’s thoughts. Galatians 6:8 states:
…but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life (ESV).
Therefore, our thoughts have to be filled by the Holy Spirit in order to be mature in the eyes of God who will open the gates of heaven for the coming of His “adorable” children.
“Add the Holy Spirit… He makes me add-orable…” 🙂 ~ Zachary Bisenio