Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Quote from Flashbang
I'm "working" two days this week (ran out of vacation time). Hardly anyone is here, and so I've planned to get some reading done -- books finished so I can put them on my "Books read in 2005" list (yes, it's a sign of deep sickness that I keep such a list!). Anyway, I'm finishing up Flashbang (it's definately a "must read."). He's talking about actors here, but he could just as easily be talking about pastors: "We are told not to need the acceptance of others, but we cannot gain or keep jobs without winning this acceptance. We are told applause is unhealthy while knowing full well that the lack of it is even more unhealthy because bills will not be paid. To the outside world, an actor being consumed with how he or she is presented may seem like pride while it is truly desperate survival. When successful, this usually becomes pride, and the vicious cycle continues." Wow, this really gets at the heart of an almost daily struggle in my soul!
Posted by charlesdean2 at 3:01 PM