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setting out on a long journey

A person has to be thoroughly disgusted with the way things are to find the motivation to set out on the Christian way. As long as we think that the next election might eliminate crime and establish justice or another scientific breakthrough might save the environment or another pay raise might push us over the edge of anxiety into a life of tranquility, we are not likely to risk the arduous uncertainties of the life of faith. A person has to get fed up with the ways of the world before he, before she, acquires an appetite for the world of grace.

|| Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

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About david b. clark

a husband and father || a student of philosophy, theology, history, literature, music, art, computer science

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One thought on “setting out on a long journey

  1. i agree.

    Posted by Vimal | 4 January, 2011, 12:45 pm

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