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Friday, May 20, 2011

Daily Thought: What s Its Function?

"Don't be fooled by the apparent innocence of the object you've chosen.  What is its function? Most of our idols also have a perfectly legitimate place in our lives.  That's their cover.  That's how we get away with our infidelity." ~ John Eldredge, The Journey of Desire, p. 80

3 comments:

Tom said...

Powerful words. We need to be ruthless in our self examination...

As for me... I have the tendency to live my life as if my treasure were my gadgets and not in heaven. To my shame.

I seemed to turn your blog into something of a confessional there! Sorry about that. I wonder what it is that you struggle with? Care to share?

T.

Paul Steele said...

That is a very good question. I took some time and pondered this while I was walking my dog Barkley tonight. One of the idols that I have is privacy. I like to be left alone and not to be noticed. Where this becomes sinister is when I start allowing my desire for privacy to keep me from truly relating with people.

Tom said...

I can relate. I have been known to actively chase after "a simple life". Which is no crime, until the desire for peace and quiet becomes pre-eminent...

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