… slayed at last.***
I have a friend: Good guy. One of my favorite guys. Superb Dentist. Loves Jesus Christ. Owns a MacBook Pro.
That last little trait has been, for me, a stumbling block in our relationship. Not because I own a Dell, I do, but that is not why. It is because I suffer from Mac Envy. Sure, I try to cover up my envy with snippy little remarks about how Apple can make a guy in a t-shirt and jeans look pompous or how I hate the fact it is ‘MacBook’ and not ‘Mac Book’. Again, pompous.
Well, I am pleased to report that my envy has been dealt a death’s blow. Phil Johnson has posted about his experience with a MacBook (I feel icky just typing that), their tech support, the Apple Store and keyboards. It is a lovely piece of writing.
I took joy in reading about his troubles, not for his sake you understand – bless his heart-, but for mine and my struggle with besetting sin. I am sure Phil is Job like right now, stating that the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away – Blessed be the Name of the Lord. And I am like a real friend of Job, simply agreeing and rejoicing right along with him. See? Righteousness all around.
And as I glance at my Dell, with its hideous boxy shape, hiding massive amounts of bloated code and a Windows registry that is bigger and more unwieldy than a Shanghai phone book – I smile.
Yep, envy has been laid low. I am sure you can tell.
*** I am still working on self-deceipt and pride.