Stop Being Good

There’s an old saying that went something like this: I don’t drink, smoke, cuss or chew and I don’t date boys that do!

What’s the meaning behind this saying? I think it’s trying to tell us that by not doing these things it makes us be good.

We’re living clean, speaking clean, and staying sober. All great things, for sure. But is that all there is to goodness?

Should our lives be filled with not to dos? This is where I think we’ve gone wrong.

Instead of setting up rules and regulations to help us be good, we need to be out doing good instead. Doing good trumps being good any day in my book.

But why is this the case? Why isn’t being good, good enough?