This gem is the work of Robert Mankoff, a veteran cartoonist and editor with The New Yorker. It provides a comical take on the very real problem all of us face in trying to live a new life for Jesus.
The Apostle Paul knew this exact problem would plague well-intentioned Christians, so he shared the following wisdom in Colossians 3:1-10.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
It’s time to take off the old self.
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