Thursday, July 24, 2008

Freedom from Idols

Once in awhile I'll post good words from outside the Gordon community on work—or faith-related topics. This from one of my favorite blogs, Deep Furrows:

“According to experience, I feel free when I satisfy a desire. But there’s another time that I feel free. Sometimes it’s when a desire is crushed. Not every desire, but certain kinds of desires, like infatuations. Infatuations with persons, or more typically today, infatuations with specific results. As when I have a certain project in mind at work, but management doesn’t respond right away. Or when Jonah loved the gourd plant which shaded him.” Read more...

2 comments:

Freder1ck said...

Wow! Thank you for the nod, Patricia. I'm really touched by this and I'm pleased to discover your blog - and Gordon College! ~Fred

Patricia Hanlon said...

Frederick, thanks for following up. Your blog (via RSS feed) is a refreshing, grace-filled presence in my Inbox.