23 March 2010

Jesus Saves Us From the American Dream


Sharing a bite from the dessert of my day:

You may not be sure that you want your life to make a differ-

ence. Maybe you don’t care very much whether you make a

lasting difference for the sake of something great. You just want

people to like you. If people would just like being around you,

you’d be satisfied. Or if you could just have a good job with a

good wife, or husband, and a couple of good kids and a nice car

and long weekends and a few good friends, a fun retirement, and

a quick and easy death, and no hell—if you could have all that

(even without God)—you would be satisfied. That is a tragedy

in the making. A wasted life.

~ John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life

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