Here's the truth about telling stories with your life. It's going to sound like a great idea, and you are going to get excited about it, and then when it comes time to do the work, you're not going to want to do it. It's like that with writing books, and it's like that with life. People love to have lived a great story, but few people like the work it takes to make it happen. But joy costs pain. — Donald Miller (from A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.)
I think I have experienced more than my share of challenge over the last few weeks. Life is certainly not dull. I think that's why this quote resonates so much with me this morning. I want life to be interesting… I want to put myself out there in such a way that my life is a good story… but living a good story is a risky proposition. It is hard work and it increases the potential for being hurt. Living a good story… loving without condition means that, yes we may get hurt. Living a good story is far from safe but the alternative is… well… just plain boring. I want to live life to the fullest because that's what Jesus offers his followers (see John 10:10). Who's with me?