"There is a rawness and a wonder to life. Pursue it. Hunt for it. Sell out to get it. Don't listen to the whines of those who have settled for a second-rate life and want you to do the same so they won't feel guilty. Your goal is not to live long; it's to live.
Jesus says the options are clear. On one side there is the voice of safety. You can build a fire in the hearth, stay inside, and stay warn and dry and safe....
Or you can hear the voice of adventure---God's adventure. Instead of building fire in your hearth, build fire in your heart. Follow God's impulses. Adopt the child. Move overseas. Teach the class. Change careers. Run for office. Make a difference.
Sure it isn't safe, but what is?"
Max Lucado, "Grace for the Moment - Inspirational Thoughts for Each Day of the Year"
Entry for February 13 (today!)