The Fence to Nowhere
Yesterday some workers came to our property to install a fence. Truly a fence to nowhere. In a week it will be taken down. They spent the day laboring away to create a fence that literally doesn’t matter and accomplishes nothing.
Why? I’m not entirely sure. My landlord hired them to build the fence and later take it down. In the interim an inspector will come by to see the fence. I suspect it has something to do with taxes and land permits, as our house sits on a good sized farm.
But still, really? I understand bureaucracy and rules and all that, but this is the epitome of waste, and everyone involved knows what is going on and still they play the charade.
I wonder how often we do things solely for appearance. Do we ever attend church just to be seen doing the righteous thing? How many times have you said yes to a charity request just because people were watching? Or maybe you followed a diet as long as others were witness to it, only to “cheat” when no one was looking.
I’m going to enjoy this fence for a week and try to learn a lesson from it. I pray I can avoid the waste of silliness in my life and find authenticity in all my actions. I say “find” because I’m pretty sure I’ve built a few useless fences in my life so others could see my righteousness. And I’m pretty sure I need to tear them down and start fresh.