I was recently tagged by Agkyra, who remarked that I might thereby be "spurred" to post something. Well, apparently he was right.
The rules were: 1) Pick up the nearest book and turn to page 123; 2) Skip the first five sentences and post the next three sentences (i.e., sentences 6-8); 3) Tag five more people. So, maybe I'm a party-pooper, but I refuse to tag anyone else. I'll just say to anyone who stumbles upon this post: feel free to play along, and leave me a comment to let me know.
The book I picked up was The Heart of Prayer, a newly released book by Covenant Seminary professor Jerram Barrs. I'm not actually reading the book, nor do I have any particular plans to do so in the immediate future (although I'd like to). But the last several days I've been labeling dozens of books for our church's library, and it was the one on top of the stack nearest to me.
Here are the assigned sentences: "This does not mean, however, that we should seek such lengthy periods of solitude or that we should put God to the test by trying to imitate Jesus in this. The calling of the hermit, the solitary saint who spends his life alone in prayer and meditation, is not one that we can legitimately draw from this text. // Most of us will find ourselves facing particular personal problems if we have to spend too much time alone--for indeed, it is not good for us to be alone for any great length of time."
I must admit, this assignment has given me no epiphany. But hey, at least I've posted to the blog again.
boon-dog-gle: (noun) work of little or no value done merely to keep or look busy.
free: (adjective) provided without, or not subject to, a charge or payment.
"The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people."