Monday, May 21, 2007

Sermon Excerpt - Food for Thought

One line from our rector's sermon at church on Sunday really got me thinking:

"It's not the unexamined life, but the uncommitted life, that's not worth living."

I'd be curious to see what you have to say about this; it's an intriguing -- and powerful -- statement.

6 comments:

karen said...

I would agree...a life that commits to nothing isn't really a life. Passion is an important part of life. What did you think about it?

rdl said...

Yes, definitely!

trace said...

I agree, especially in this lack of commitment age we live in - words like conviction, commitment, seem to have left our vocabulary (and our behavior)

Kansas Bob said...

I guess that it is all about what we commit:

Yourself: "Commit yourself to the LORD; let Him deliver him; Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him." Psa 22:8

Your Way: Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it. Psa 37:5

Your Works: Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established. Pro 16:3

In light of these we should:

Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you--unless indeed you fail the test? 2Co 13:5

Lone Grasshopper said...

I can't stop thinking about the "not worth living" part. I know he's not advocating suicide to everyone who will not commit to something--he's just saying that they are wasting their lives--but I can't get "not worth living" out of my head.

Patchouli said...

Examination and commitment to your gifts/purpose go hand in hand. I can examine all day what makes me a good parent, but it doesn't matter until I commit to being a good parent.

This made me think of Codepoke's post http://familyhoodchurch.blogspot.com/2007/05/gaia-verses-christ-sound-of-one-voice.html