Saturday, June 14, 2008

The good life and the easy life

The current of our culture flows towards the easy life. Leisure, entertainment, prolonged adolescence, early retirement and the like are thought to be the good life. In this old video clip Francis Schaeffer laments that such thinking leaves only two horrendous values: affluence and personal peace. But someone has now said that "fun" has become the only value; if something is not fun then it must not be right or either not worth doing.

Does living the good life have anything to do with a life of fun or prosperous ease? This article in a recent WORLD magazine resonated deeply with Kristin and led her to conclude that no, the good life is not the easy life. "Christ does not call us to a prudent life, but to a God-centered, Christ-exalting, justice-advancing, counter-cultural, risk-taking life of love and courage."

Let's go honey, I'm game!

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