Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Whatever happened to self denial?

I live in a world where talk about self fulfilment and "me" happens a lot.

My smoking stress, is very much about me. Me having what I want when I want it. It's probably not just smoking. I know I would never come out with it straight but I have occasions were I think "I want it and I want it now".

Stood in pop stars villa a few weeks ago, it was stunning, and a line from a U2 song popped into my head "all of this, all of this could be yours" not obviously being a pop star but the villas the money, the flash lifestyle. If I embraced it and got stuck in I could make it happen, but it's not what I want. Although our materialistic culture is a very absorbing thing. The world quietly whispers to many of us "all of this could be yours"

I guess for me it's a distraction.

Luke 9 : 23 – 25

“If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self

Freddy Mercury "I want it all, I want it all and want it now"

8 comments:

Carlos said...

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Carlos said...

...hmmm, you might have to max the comment window to see it

Jeremy Postal said...

How about....
Gain the riches of the world and keep the soul?

Brian Heasley said...

what is it carlos?

dave wiggins said...

carlos, you must be a student or a bum with plenty of time on your hands ... either that or your boss wasn't in work today and you had plenty of time on ur hands!

Carlos said...

brian, it's an ASCII of a guy shaking his head... and he's crying in gandalf's blog.

dave, I don't know you (do I?). ASCII graphx and forum trolling is an art few understand.

Brian Heasley said...

Carlos, Dave is a nice guy you would like him. As an artist I appreciate new art forms and find your little drawing interesting. Bought a mexico t-shirt last week, will post it on the blog soon. Dave you're a wild man.

Carlos said...

Nice to meet you, dave!

I Control+C that pic, it's all the rave in a few forums.

We ran out of mexico shirts, glad to hear the int base still has some :(