Seth Barnes’ Blog (see the link on the right) today struck another chord with me. Here is a portion of it:
Henry David Thoreau wrote, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Though Thoreau was probably not a Christian, he recognized that life was valuable, and should be treated as such. Thoreau lived by this creed:
I wanted to live deliberately.
I wanted to live deep and to suck out all the marrow of life
To put to rout all that was not life
And not when I had come to die
Discover that I had not lived.
As another writer said, “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”
Melinda Wallace asked, “Are we asking for quality from each and every minute we spend? Jesus thought our life worthy of spilling His blood for; are we devaluing His blood with a lackadaisical approach to life? “Few people set out to live a mediocre life, but many arrive there. Why? Simply because they take the path of least resistance.”
It also reminded me of a Steven Curtis Chapman song: Live Out Loud:
Wake the neighbors
Get the word out
Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout
This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out
So la, la, la, la, live out loud
Quite living mediorce, average, conformed, boring, status quo, colorless, insignificant, passive, vanilla, uninspired lives.
Do something great today. Live your life out loud!