I received your letter this morning and I must say I am not the least bit pleased. You brag and gloat that you got the face of the world’s largest youth movement to go mad. To tear off his clothes and cry out to the Enemy in the streets for all the world to see. You list the lies you whispered…
“But I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul. It is a lovely and unique thing in the universe. It is always attacked and never destroyed - because ‘Thou mayest.’”—East of Eden - Steinbeck (via makersofmagic)
In the 1960s, critics whined that the money spent to go to the moon was more than it was worth. They didn’t get that it wasn’t about collecting moon rocks. It was about collecting passion and aiming it at something impossible. It was about demonstrating to ourselves that we were underestimating our potential by massive orders of magnitude. They didn’t get the impact of millions of eight year-old kids watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon, whispering to ourselves, “My God, anything is possible.”
You should see the light in the eyes of the college kids engaged in Invisible Children’s mission. That’s the larger value of what these guys have created. A generation of kids believing again that they can change the world, and seeing themselves accomplish it.
The criticism is largely based in envy at Invisible Children’s success. Envy? In charity? Yes. There are an awful lot of people out there for whom all of this work is still about their own holiness. They’d rather children remain obscured by criticism of the way in which they’re being made visible.
“No matter how much you care about a person, you have to be able to know that you can sit down at night and be happy with who you are without that person….You should be able to have happiness. If you don’t have that, then you’re really not bringing your whole self to that relationship. You’re using each other as a crutch”
I love this blog that I just found. Over the past 2 1/2 years I have learned that I should not be trying to have another’s relationship, but rather growing in my own. However, that does not mean I cannot learn from others. The part in this blog about asking each other weekly five questions, might be a really great thing for me and Ryan, especially next year when he is working in another state/country. Check this out, especially you Ryan:
1. How did you feel loved this past week? 2. What does your upcoming week look like? 3. How would you feel most loved & encouraged in the days ahead? 4. How would you best feel pursued in intimacy this week? 5. How can I pray for you this week?
Look at this blog and look at this ideas for marriage/relationships.