Stolen from BHT’s mast head today:
We are in a war between dullness and astonishment…The most critical issue facing Christians is not abortion, pornography, the disintegration of the family, moral absolutes, MTV, drugs, racism, sexuality, or school prayer. The critical issue today is dullness. We have lost our astonishment. The Good News is no longer good news, it is okay news. Christianity is no longer life changing, it is life enhancing. Jesus doesn’t change people into wild-eyed radicals anymore; He changes them into “nice people.” –Robert Farrar Capon, The Astonished Heart, pg. 120
Make a point of reading Capon’s The Father Who Lost Two Sons, linked above.