The mirror said: “You, my queen, are fair; it is true. But Little Snow-White is still -A thousand times fairer than you.”

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We have all heard this fairy tale, read this fairy tale, told this fairy tale and lived this fairy tale, most likely, but have we understood this fairy tale? A great teaching story from Grimm’s “Snow White.”
We look and sometimes feel a twist of horror at the jealousy grown from a seed in the life of child to adult as we think on this story.
Do we understand how this seed got there and just what a undistinguished weed it will be?
In the book of James, Chapter I and verses 21- 25, James gives us a glimpse of the various variegated seeds of jealousy and other like seeds.

James says, “But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
Let us think for a moment on the ‘perfect law of liberty’ as the Word of God and how it serves as a means of reflection, much like a mirror or looking glass the queen from Snow White would look into. We look into this mirror and with honesty and integrity, we aspire to model our lives after the life and teaching of Jesus. Then one day we look into the mirror and it answers us back and says “there is another, and that other is a thousand times fairer than you.” JEALOUSY-PAIN-ANGRY-FEAR, variegated seeds wrapped in red all goes to work within the well cultivated heart.
Why are we there? No longer fair,! Oh, No! not the fairest of them all, at all! Why are our children there, no longer fair? When did we or they or both change from fair to unfair? Did our parents lie to us? Did we lie to our children? Did we help our children cheat and think nothing of it? Yet, if we saw our neighbor’s child do the same thing we just did with our precious unblemished child we would see it another color. You know how it is, the same the little act done for them no longer a flower but a weed!
Did we or do we fudge on their age for school or sport? Have we helped them devise a lie for the purpose of gaining advantage in their life. Or, of course did our parents, teachers or others do it for us to give us a head-start in life, or so they thought, or we are still thinking? Do we lie to others or ourselves believing or causing them to believe they are better in some way, beauty, intellect, sports, music, or other vanities that makes varieties more colorful then they really are?
There is a subtle difference between the seed of truth and the seed of lies, just as there is a subtly between law of liberty and law of bondage. If you only read or hear the Word of God, you are practicing and living the ‘law of bondage’ and these seed produces weeds, jealousy, angry and other variegated weeds. But, if you read, hear and do, and DO is the subtle difference between the ‘law of liberty’ and the ‘law of bondage.’ The Word of God, again, the ‘law of liberty’, teaches us to live in and live out the law of liberty by being a DOER of what we just read or heard. This liberty is motivated by an inward compulsion, planted there from the reading or hearing of The Word. It is motivated to DO the truth you just read and saw in the mirror, your looking glass. But, the ‘Law of bondage’ brings a ‘commandment’, not a’ command’ as there too is a subtle difference. and it is the law and when you break the law, you will be punished and brought to accountability. Law of Liberty brings blessings while law of bondage will bring you to ‘no longer the fairest of them all.’
So, just how fair are we to ourselves? To our children? Or to others?
Do we even know the difference?
Do we believe there is consequences fo breaking the law? Try driving 95 in a 35 mile zone, or even 50 in a 35 mile zone! Seems a little more real now, doesn’t it?
Do we believe there are blessings for DO ‘the law of liberty’? If so, what are some of them?

Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who in this land is fairest of all?

And the mirror always said:
“You, my queen, are fairest of all.”

Then 7 years later, the mirror changes it’s hue.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who in this land is fairest of all?

The mirror said:
“You, my queen, are fair; it is true.
But Little Snow-White is still
A thousand times fairer than you.”