Spectacular: adj. Dramatically daring or thrilling n. An impressive, large-scale display [dictionary.com]
Spectacular is a word I love to use. As a personal mission to stray from the common answer 'good' when am asked how I am doing, I usually reply with tongue pleasing words such as 'fantastic', 'magnificent', or 'spectacular'. My answer usually cracks a smile on the most haggard, scowled faces and even brightens someone's day for if not but a moment. While reading the Irresistible Revolution, I couldn't help but grin in agreement at the passage 'Despectacularizing Things'. How true is it that people are drawn to things 'spectacular', so to speak; The newest vehicle that can self-parallel park, the largest mall in America, the megachurch with televised broadcasts of each service. Why do we need such large, 'spectacular', inventions in our lives? Especially when it comes to church, why does every aspect need to be big, bold, and loud? Now, don't get me wrong, I love a loud jamming worship session just as much as the next person at Sonshine, but does the bigger and louder church make more of an impact than the small, one pastor chapel in town of 200 people where the ladies of the community cook meals in the church basement for every event, function and homeless brother that comes to their door? It warms my heart to hear of the small deeds done out of love because I believe they make the most impact in life. So maybe 'spectacular' is a great way to answer a question, but I think 'simply out of loved' is really the answer needed in this world.