Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pray To Do

Do not pray for the ability to do.

Do not pray for the desire to do.

Pray that you will do, for ultimately it matters not that one was able or that one desired but rather that one did.

2 comments:

DrunkCanuck said...

Let me just say that I support your views a thousand percent. I'm assuming that the name of your blog is referring to Søren Kierkegaard, although I may completely mistaken. I think that many of your views sound Karl Barth-ish with a touch of Quaker sensibilities (all of which I agree with). Keep up the good work sir.

One last thing, and this is the most important thing: Do not be discouraged by what anyone may say about your views. You are on the right track.

I leave you with this as encouragement:

"Do not interrupt the flight of your soul; do not distress what is best in you; do not enfeeble your spirit with half wishes and half thoughts. Ask yourself and keep on asking until you find the answer, for one may have known something many times, acknowledged it; one may have willed something many times, attempted it — and yet, only the deep inner motion, only the heart's indescribable emotion, only that will convince you that what you have acknowledged belongs to you, that no power can take it from you — for only the truth that builds up is truth for you."

-S.K.

Franklin Mason said...

Sorry for the delay. Life is complex . . .

I know little about Kierkegaard so there is no reference to him in the title.

Thank you for the kind words. They do encourage me.