wild goose chase quote

It’s not usually a good idea to read books while in seminary, because you get completely worn out from reading but oh well, I am reading a lot of other books while attending seminary.  Let’s see how long I can keep that up. 

I just got a copy of Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson and I have enjoyed the first two chapters.  The copy is actually Will’s.  I opened up his mail.  I think that is a federal offense, oh well, I told him afterwards.  He was fine. 

Anyway, he is a great quote from the book,
The quote is actually by Peter Marshall, former chaplain of the U.S. Senate and he says,

I wonder what would happen if we all agreed to read one of the Gospels until we came to a place that told us to do something, then went out to do it, and only after we had done it, began reading again?  There are aspects of the Gospel that are puzzling and difficult to understand.  But our problems are not centered around the things we don’t understand, but rather in the things we do understand, the things we could not possibly misunderstand.  Our problem is not so much that we don’t know what we should do.  We know perfectly well, but we don’t want to do it.” 

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