Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ceiling lights, not prostitutes

Marcus Honeysett muses on Luke 15:
"The temptation for me isn't to blast into hedonism. Its to drift into it. We have just had our house redecoated. Boy did it need it. Now it looks really nice and I am tempted to think "I am doing OK in life because I have some nice antique copper ceiling lights! And, hey, that's OK because its not the pleasure seeking of the prodigal son." Ceiling lights, not prostitutes. There is a qualitative difference. Ceiling lights can be moraly neutral. Prostitutes aren't. Is it wrong to have lights in my house? No. But is it be wrong to while away my life thinking how I can improve and trade up so that my delight is in my house? Absolutely."

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