I’ve had Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis, gathering dust for probably almost a decade. My copy is old; like a kid in a candy store (to use the phrase incorrectly), I asked for it sheepishly on the outside and hopefully on the inside when we were visiting some friends at their lake house, where it also sat and gathered dust.
I know it’s been awhile, but I came across this great video from Desiring God. It offers a haunting reminder of what it means to waste one’s life.
Here’s a cool parable from my mother-in-law. I don’t know her source, so no plagiarism is intended.
“A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.”
Our presuppositions about life and what’s coming next are often taken too seriously, kind of like using a road atlas. You assume that it’s absolutely correct and that it contains all that there is to know about every bend in the road. However, it’s not until you’re driving down that road – off of the paper – that you actually discover that hidden, unmarked scenic overlook or that surprisingly delicious greasy spoon or that detour that actually takes you down the higher road.
I wish that I had something brilliant to write for my first post on my new blog. But I don’t. Sorry. Oh yeah – I can feel the readership skyrocketing.
I’m still learning the fine art of blogging…
For those of you that have been following along with the Advent posts, I’m sorry. When I decided to commit myself to blogging everyday of Advent, I didn’t take into consideration the fact that I would be moving back to North America and unpacking, sorting, and the like. As well, we won’t have internet until next week, which also impedes our blogging and general web-surfing abilities. So, you may have noticed that I went ahead and posted the verses for the days that I missed, but I’ll be adding to them, once we have internet. So, if you’re feeling extra Christmasy this year and want to prolong that yuletide cheer, then check back every once in a while to see the updates.
Until then, it’s virtual radio silence for us.
Over and out.