Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Gratitude and Freedom

"This is why gratitude is so central to the life God made us for. Until we can center ourselves on what we do have, on what God has given us, on the life we do get to live, we'll constantly be looking for another life. That is why the word 'remember' occurs again and again in the Bible. God commands his people to remember who they are, where they've been, what they've seen what's been done for them. If we stop remembering, we may forget. And that's where the trouble comes."

"We are addictive creatures. We try things, we experiment, we explore, and certain things hook us. They get their tentacles in us, and we can't get away from them. What started out as freedom can quickly become slavery. Often fredom is seen as the ability to do whatever you want. but freedom isn't being able to have whatever we crave. Freedom is going without whatever we crave and being fine with it. "

Rob Bell
Sex God
Exploring endless connections between sexuality and spirituality

1 comment:

melissa said...

That was a great book. I read it... twice. I thought about putting some quotes from it online, but then I realized that there was just way too much I wanted people to read from the book. So I guess if anyone reads this comment and hasn't read the book, go now, buy it, and read it. You won't regret it :)