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Experience: The Day I went Commando

Experience: The Day I went Commando


Confession: So the other day, I went commando .........

For those who don't know, "going commando" is a situation where you forget (or voluntarily decide not) to wear underwear; like there's nothing, niente, nahda- just you and the wind.

*uncomfortable silence*

Now that we've established that uncomfortable silence, let's move on and lay a very important brick for the progression of this post.

Three years ago, I stumbled on a passage, which led me to believe that I wear two types of underwear everyday: a physical pair of briefs and a spiritual pair of briefs! Who knew?! It turns out that we are required to wear a "basic undergarment" which can be found in Colossians 3:

....and regardless of what you put on, wear love. It’s your basic all-purpose undergarment. Never be without it.
— Colossians 3:14 MSG


We are required to wear LOVE! All the time!!! It sounds good...I know but it's a little harder than it appears. We are supposed to  consciously and deliberately don on our spiritual briefs - and I'm guessing they should be like full-coverage love briefs and not thongs. Lol! I feel like the more hypothetical coverage our spiritual underwear has, the more protected we'd be from the elements *shrug* Officially overthinking this. Tsk...spiritual thongs.

So back to my story, I went commando (spiritual-commando) to church,  my love drawers were at home and I wasn't even aware until I got tested.

After service, I was standing in line, getting some tea, when out of nowhere this man cuts in front of me and pretends not to know that he had just cut a line! I don't like queue-cutters, not at all, not even if they are my family. 

So anyway, this guy jumps the queue and acts like he's just minding his business. I decided not to call him out, because it wouldn't end well. I did stare him down a little. I was sure he could sense my irritation. After catching my eye a few times, he cowered and shrunk and maybe choked on his coffee a little.

I felt so bad, afterwards! Like after service, seriously, who fails at practicing biblical stuff? Turning the other cheek and all!

I was glad it happened though, it made me see that I had to voluntarily and consciously strap up this love-skivvies and stop harassing queue-skippers with my unparalleled stare-down skills! Holy Spirit, help me! 

So people, never go commando with love. Love is our spiritual underwear and going commando is a complete No-No!



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