I had lunch from Chipotle yesterday – chicken burrito, black beans, mild salsa, cheese, sour cream, and lettuce.  The same thing I get almost every time I go, and it was as good as ever.

I checked my receipt on the way out to see what silly little saying they put on there.  Recent ones I’ve seen are “Our guac rocks” and “Unburritable”.  Fun.

Today’s said “You decide what’s inside”.  That’s true – you can have anything you want in there, including extras (adding guac to mine, which does taste good, is another buck and a half or so).

And then it happened – I started thinking of it from the God perspective.  We have the ability to decide what goes into our minds, our eyes, our ears.  We can choose to indulge in God stuff or in worldly stuff.  We can fight the temptations or welcome them with open arms.  We decide.

And just like at the restaurant, some of the things you include carry some cost.  A DUI.  A damaged relationship.  A police record.  Or maybe a peaceful night’s sleep, waking up with hymns in your head.  A clear conscience.  A joyful spirit, no matter what pain you may be feeling.

I was surprised a few months ago when David Letterman made some stupid sexual joke about Sarah Palin’s youngest daughter.  It made more sense later when the news of his affair came out.  He decided what was inside.

And it makes a lot of sense that Angie’s close friend Beth is praising God in the midst of having two kinds of cancer in her neck.  She decided what was inside.

Luke 6:45 says

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Amen, and amen.