Monday, October 16, 2006

This evening I started reading Paul's letter to the Philippians. This bit particularly stood out to me:

Brethren, together follow my example and observe those who live after the pattern we have set for you.
For there are many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, who walk (live) as enemies of the cross of Christ (the Anointed One).
They are doomed and their fate is eternal misery (perdition); their god is their stomach (their appetites, their sensuality) and they glory in their shame, siding with earthly things and being of their party.
(Philippians 3:17-19)
Was thinking about how easy it is for us to live simply to consume (whether it's food or music or drugs or whatever), particularly in a culture that values sensation so much, and where all that matters is the surface.

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