The progression of a crusader is predictable. What starts out as an important part of their devotion to Christ soon becomes the most important part of their devotion to Christ. Then, before long, it’s likely to become even more important than their devotion to Christ.”
-Clive Staples Lewis
C.S. if you’re nasty
I can’t argue with Clive on this one for two reasons:
1. He’s dead and that’d just be a one sided argument…a rant really.
2. I think he’s probably right. I’ve seen it over and over again – mostly with me, but a few of you do it too. I’m mostly talking about you here though.
I think we do the same thing with politics. We sort of do the opposite. We get so bound up with picking sides that we stop thinking/discussing about topics and instead concentrate on “what our side thinks”.
Either way I think we could fix this with three easy steps that I learned from a certain bear out there (I’m not talking about him )
you’ve gotta stop every once in a while and remind yourself of what’s really true or right
you’ve gotta drop the attitude and pick up the gratitude (mostly wanted to rhyme here…maybe would have used humility if it rhymed or started with an A)
Roll with it fella…or ladies…or children…no matter who you are, the rolling is what puts out the fire…metaphorically that is….