Friday, May 29, 2009

The Shack attack Several friends of mine recommended reading The Shack recently. I got a hold of a copy and have been enjoying the craft of a well-told story. When I read something that is based on or steeped in a particular spiritual belief, I take what makes sense to me and leave the rest. My Resistance Wrangler ears perked up around a few of the passages that I think are pertinent to the whole Resistance Toy idea: ~*~*~ "Tell me what you are afraid of, Mack." "Well, let me see. What am I afraid of?" began Mack. "Well, I am afraid of looking like an idiot. I am afraid that you are making fun of me and that I will sink like a rock. I imagine that--" "Exactly," Jesus interrupted. "You imagine. Such a powerful ability, the imagination! That power alone makes you so like us. But without wisdom, imagination is a cruel task-master. If I may prove my case, do you think humans are designed to live in the present or the past or the future?" "Well," said Mack, hesitating, "I think the most obvious answer is that we were designed to live in the present. Is that wrong?" Jesus chuckled. "Relax, Mack. This is not a test, it's a conversation. You are exactly correct, by the way. But now tell me, where do you spend most of your time in your mind, in your imagination: in the present, in the past, or in the future?" Mack thought for a moment before answering. "I suppose I would have to say that I spend very little time in the present. I spend a big piece in the past, but most of the rest of the time I am trying to figure out the future." "Not unlike most people. When I dwell with...

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