The Common Cold of the Soul by Gregg Levoy
“To sinful patterns of behavior that never get confronted and changed,
Abilities and gives that never get cultivated and deployed,
Until weeks become months,
And months turn into years,
And one day you’re looking back on a life of deep,
Intimate, gut-wrenchingly, honest conversations you never had,
Great bold prayers you never prayed,
Exhilarating risks you never took,
Sacrificial gifts you never offered,
Lives you never touched,
And you’re sitting in a recliner with a shriveled soul,
And forgotten dreams,
And you realize there was a world of desperate need,
And a great God calling you to be part of something bigger than yourself,
You see the person you could have become but did not,
You never followed your calling,
You never got out of the boat.”
Woah! Persuading isn’t it?
How can you not fall in to this deep and poetic insight? Makes me think like “If life push you off cliff, Jump.”
Carry on. Step out on your boat and DO something.
It’s never too late. There’s hope for you.
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