A quote from Wendell Berry:
We live the given life, not the planned.
Reminds me of the pithy little saying - "Man plans, God laughs." Both of those quotes comport well with divine sovereignty and the doctrine of vocation. Could change the way we look at life.
Tracy Morgan adopted that joke a few weeks ago on 30 Rock, and I thought the effect was spot on:
"If you want to make God laugh, make a plan, or read him a Dave Barry book."
The emphasis on "planning" is at the heart of all our late-modern pathologies. Barry is an excellent alternative, and I'm glad to know you're reading him. : )
Matthew Anderson |
October 27, 2010 at 07:21 AM
Matt - I have some stories to tell about planning and creating mission and vision statements and all of that. I know it works for a lot of folks, this is what seems to drive Rick Warren, Bill Hybels and there followers. For me and my church, the vision casting and mission planning hasn't worked and I have even come to think we have some problems because of it.
Care to elaborate on this statement - The emphasis on "planning" is at the heart of all our late-modern pathologies - or have you written on that elsewhere?
David Wayne |
October 27, 2010 at 12:47 PM
How true this is! It seems like everytime I make a plan for my life - GOD has another direction for me. So...when I just let go and let GOD - everything seems to fall into place. How amazing is that?
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