Well, I didn’t quite make it, it would seem. Working with technology is always a challenge, even if you have some idea what you are doing. Perhaps, even more so because you are more likely to try things that are supposed to work.
It was time to wipe the hard drive. It really was. It wasn’t that I didn’t have time yesterday, but the challenge is to wipe the slate clean and still keep what you want intact.
Wiping a hard drive isn’t to be taken lightly, but it is a chore that needs to take place every couple of years to work the gremlins out of the system. Files get corrupted, programs leave unwanted registry entries and stuff all over your hard drive, and then there is the unwanted stuff that doesn’t get completly cleaned up. Yet, I have managed to put it off much longer than I should have. Finally, one day you realize something isn’t working that should be, and you start to notice all of the junk you have on your Windows desktop, and you start to realize you need to bite the bullet and just do it.
Oh well, it’s better to take your time and get it done right, no?
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that life is a lot like that. Every so often, you have to clean everything up and start with a clean slate. Of course, you have to do this without losing all of the stuff you really need to keep. You want to get rid of anger, but you want to hang on to love. You want to get rid of intolerance without losing discernment (sometimes called “love the sinner, but hate the sin”).
A Christian should especially be able to relate to this, as one is washed clean at baptism. Then, there is the self-examination that needs to take place prior to partaking of the bread and the wine.
Of course, a hard drive is only as good as the programs on it, and one needs to be always diligent to keep it as clean as possible in the meantime. Certainly, a person should examine their life constantly to make sure they are on the right track and clean off the mud from the road.