Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dissatisfied and Fed Up

...dissatisfaction with the world as it is is preparation for traveling in the way of Christian discipleship...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 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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