Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Life happenings in the storm

I think the way for me to start this Blizzardy day is with some wisdom from Soren Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher and theologian from the mid 1800’s. He had a way of boiling down thought into bite size chewables. Here’s one: “There are two ways to be fooled: one is to believe what isn’t so, and the other is to refuse to believe what is so.” He had a way of bringing out modern relevance of biblical figures. He had a passion to renew Christian faith within Christendom in the Danish church. One of his main recreation activities was to talk with ordinary people on the street. He had much to do with the shaping of modern thinking. He had passion. I am convinced that passion is the impetus that we need to use in making our decisions. More than emotion, passion goes to the will. We can choose the will part but our emotions kind of just happen. As life happens for you today, appreciate the passions you have and remember that they are there for a reason. One of my favorite authors, Leonard Sweet says that at judgment day one of the questions from God will be, “Did you have a good time?” Make sure you can have a positive answer.

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