Saturday, April 18, 2009

Just some good stuff from John Eldredge

"The only fatal error is to pretend that we have found the life we prize.  To mistake the water hole for the sea.  To settle for the same old thing.  Fry called such a life “the sleep of prisoners.”  You might remember the movie The Shawshank Redemption, the story of prison life in the Northeast in the 1940s.  The film focuses on the journey of two men’s hearts through the trials and temptations of incarceration.  Red, the ringleader and most seasoned of the prisoners, explains what happens when you live within those walls too long: “At first, these walls, you hate them.  They make you crazy.  After a while you get used to ‘em, don’t notice ‘em anymore.  Then comes the day you realize you need them.”  That is the most tragic day of all-to prefer slavery to freedom, to prefer death to life.  We must not stay in this sleep.  The time has come for us to wake, to arise from our slumber.  As the Scriptures say, “Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead” (Eph. 5:14)."

John Eldredge

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