Friday, September 25, 2009

Worth Dying For

"I hear you are entering the ministry," the woman said down the long table, meaning no real harm. "Was it your idea or were you poorly advised?" And the answer that she could not have heard even if I had given it was that it was not an idea at all, neither my own nor anyone else's. It was a lump in the throat. It was an itching in the feet. It was a stirring in the blood at the sound of rain. It was a sickening of the heart at the sight of misery. It was a clamoring of ghosts. It was a name which, when I wrote it out in a dream, I knew was a name worth dying for even if I was not brave enough to do the dying myself and could not even name the name for sure. Come unto me, all ye who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you a high and driving peace. I will condemn you to death. - Frederick Buechner

1 comment:

Annie said...

Jesus died for us and when we live with Him, in Him and for Him, our lives are not ill advised but changed forever.