Thursday, April 24, 2003

something to ponder . . .

"In our modern, pragmatic world we often have no such mentor, so we do not understand it is God speaking to us in our heart. Having so long been out of touch with our deepest longing, we fail to recognize the voice and the One who is calling to us through it. Frustrated by our heart's continuing sabotage of a dutiful Christian life, some of us silence the voice by lockin our heart away in the attic, feeding itonly the bread and water of duty and obligation until it is almost dead, the voice so small and weak. But sometimes in the night, when our defenses are down, we still hear it call to us, oh so faintly - a distant whisper. Come morning, the new day's activities scream for our attention, the sound of hte cry is gone, and we congratulate ourselves on finally overcoming the flesh."

~John Eldredge, The Sacred Romance

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