peace, love, and having a mind of your own


















i refuse to look at life through the lens of tradition.
i refuse to believe everything i am told.
i refuse to live a life that doesn't promote peace, love, and having a mind of your own.

26 October 2011

the burning ones.

i wonder if God cheered when Kerouac wrote On the Road. i know, this is a cliche quote and it has been since high school, but read it again...

"[...] the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars[...]"

i wonder if God read that and said, me too.

i mean, he loves every single one of us. but don't you think he gets excited when he sees someone light up and take advantage of all the freedom, the weightlessness, the ecstasy that he has to offer?

mad to live. 
fully alive,
experiencing
everything
that God promises
we can experience.
mad to be saved. 
free from
everything 
that holds us back,
that destroys our souls.
burning ones
who trust with abandon
and live without fear,
without
commonplace
lives that will
bore us to our graves.

doesn't that sound better than being a watery Christian? or is it just me?

5 comments:

  1. i love this...

    ...and i love that book.

    And I do think in some way God is excited when he sees his children falling into the wonder of this maddening obsession with him and his glory and how that plays out in their lives...

    ...love never changes- sure.

    but excitement?

    I think it's totally possible to excite the creator of this universe.

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  2. yes. that sounds wayyyy better!!!

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  3. very lovely! the experience of having freedom and fullness in Christ is not easy to put into words. brava!

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