John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
“But ma’am,” I said, “these two brushes are not the same.” I had just stepped out of the broiling South Carolina sun into the coolness of a high-end cosmetic store to exchange a purchase made in error the day before. “Do you see the differences?” I continued, “The new brush has long chiseled bristles, but my old one has bulging stumpy hairs.” Her flawlessly svelte face looked enquiringly at me as I plowed on. “My brush works just fine even though the wooden handle has fallen off.”
Though I was adamant, she quietly assured me that both her new brush and my old one were the same. Her velvet complexion surrounded perfectly enhanced lips as she spoke, “Natural bristle brushes do change, but their ability to provide full coverage continues. The goat and pony hair filaments wear away, but their excellent performance remains the same.”
Stunned, I stared at the two brushes. Continue reading