Dodging Sorrows

“It is possible to evade a multitude of sorrows by the cultivation of an insignificant life.” (John Henry Jowett)

If Mr. Jowett was correct (and I think he was) then I pray for you a most significant life and I pray for you a peace that is greater than your sorrow.

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One Response to Dodging Sorrows

  1. I believe it was Gene Edwards who wrote that we can ask God for an easy life, or we can ask God to truly know him.  (I’ll have to look the quote up in my journal).   Most often, God gives us what we ask for, but we can’t have both.  To know God is to encounter the ministry of his servant pain.  I’m reminded here of Philippians 3:10-11: “I want to know Christ, the power of  his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attain to the resurrection of the dead.”  We tend to gloss over the parts about the fellowship of his sufferings and becoming like him in his death (betrayed, tortured, forsaken . . .).

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