I have known that people feel entitled to things that haven't earned and don't deserve. This is nothing new. Today I'm still blown away by us. We are an odd little reflection of someone Greater. Sometimes we are just odd. Case in point: Angeles Duran.
Angeles Duran lives in Galicia, Spain. She was going through a normal autumn I am guessing until one day it hit her, "I should claim ownership of the sun!" This makes sense. She is Angeles Duran of Galicia. She made her way down to the notary public and staked her claim. It was easy, anyone could have done it. Now, we are all to be charged for using the sun, like a tax for using her energy.
The tax won't happen. I'll forget her next week when someone else follows her quote and begins "just being entrepreneurial." It still struck me pretty well. I had just been reading some verses that made this stand out pretty clearly.
"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." Psalm 24:1
"The world is mine, and all that is in it." Psalm 50:12
God even goes as far as talking about the land that we walk on.
"The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants." Leviticus 25:23
I don't see a way around it. This world isn't mine. Even though these verses were about this earth and everything on it, I'm sure God's deed stretches to the sky as well. We are all His tenants.
I am renting a home for the first time in a long time. It is different renting. You watch where you hang a picture, how you rake the leaves, and where you put the Christmas tree. It's not your home. You are just given the privilege of living there. That is a whole lot more like life than we care to admit. If it is true, there are some practical implications.
Last thing. We aren't to match the world. We are to be of another Kingdom. At least one person in the world feels entitled to the sun. Many in this world feel they are owed tax from everyone else. We are to match Him. He gave up all He deserved. He surrendered for the better of everyone. We are led to one extreme or the other. Which way are you leaning?
to read the article go to http://io9.com/5700607/spanish-woman-claims-ownership-of-the-sun-says-shes-going-to-start-charging-for-use