Sunday, August 21, 2011

Experimenting with Obedience

Sounds funny, doesn’t it? We regularly speak of people experimenting with drugs, alcohol, and talk of children experimenting with disobedience or lying to soften the harsh edges of actually doing them. But why don’t we talk about experimenting with obedience?

Folks brush away trying something good when they’re not sure what to do . . . which, logically speaking, is foolish. When you look at the lives of truly happy people---people whose eyes shine with light and love and the joy of life---their lives all conform to principles of honesty, generosity, hard work, integrity and love. It sounds so strange to say, “Nah, I’ve heard goodness just ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. I’ll stick with the stuff proven to wreck lives instead of taking a chance on the stuff that makes them.”

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