Friday, January 02, 2009

Deep In Thought

Artist: Vincent Van Gogh
Painting, Oil on Canvas
Paris: June, 1887
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe

“People do not drift towards holiness.
Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate towards godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, or delight in the Lord.
We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance;
Toward disobedience and we call it freedom;
Toward superstition and call it faith.
We cherish the non-discipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation;
We slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism;
We slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.”
(quote by D. A. Carson)

And to these inspirational thoughts, add (in the words of Raplh Waldo Emerson) ....

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Now ... I am off to continue pondering, sketching materials in hand ...

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