Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you.

The great Swiss theologian Karl Barth wrote, ‘A being is free only when it can determine and limit its activity.’ By that definition, I have a hard time counting many free beings among my acquaintance. I know people who can do five things at once who are incapable of doing nothing. I know people who can decide what to do without being able to do less of it. Since I have been one of these people, I know that saying no is a more difficult spiritual practice than tithing, praying on a cold stone floor, or visiting a prisoner on death row. -- Barbara Brown Taylor, Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith

Yep -- that about sums me up.

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