Sunday, July 20, 2008

Run Away!!!

I read a quote recently that said, "If you don't find it in the index, look carefully through the entire catalogue." There are days when life is like that...the shortcuts and easiness are nowhere to be found and you must take the long way to everywhere. Why is that? On days like that I like to plug in the twinkle lights on my ficus, put in one of my favorite movies that I have already seen forty or fifty times and curl up into a ball on my sofa with my favorite pillow and completely ignore reality. Sometimes reality chases you down like the IRS or something and it hounds you until it gets what it wants from you. I got an e-mail recently that was filled with warnings about terrorism and the inevitability of future attacks here on our soil, and I wanted to throw my computer in the toilet. Don't misunderstand me, I am not condoning escapism as a way of life...we must live responsibly and do the things that are right, but don't most people want to run and hide sometimes? Is it really so bad? I think the best escapism is turning on worship music as loudly as you can stand it and getting lost in Him when all you feel is just lost. The truth is, He is reality-not all that we see and do each day, and so escaping into Him is what really living is all about. He gives us perspective, which is what is usually lacking when we want to escape, and He showers us with the grace that is needed to do what we must do.


crashsystems July 20, 2008 at 9:31 PM  

Its rather funny that moments before opening up my news reader and finding your blog, with it's comment about "imminent terrorist attacks," I had just finished reading this article.

Basically what it boils down to is that worrying about terrorists often causes more problems (both monetarily, and in fatalities) then terrorism itself does. One statistic that is references is a study showing that between 9/11/01 and then end of that year, one thousands people died in car accidents who wouldn't otherwise have, because they chose to drive instead of fly.

The moral of the story: one is often in greater danger if they worry about unlikely events.