Four Lines to Wreck My Day

I have found culturally these days that words have duel, and opposite, meanings.

When I’ve heard something or someone described as “sick,” I think, “Oh, that’s too bad. What’s wrong with them?”

Then, I find out the word meant, “Awesome,” or “incredible,” or something opposite of what the word used to mean for me.

So, I use the word “wreck,” or I could use the word “ruin.” I have heard it used as opposites as well. When someone says, “This ruined me,” it could mean, “It was bad news. It was my undoing in a BAD way.” OR… it could now mean, “It affected me so deeply I am changed for the good.”

So, in that spirit, I want to give four lines I read this morning that have “wrecked” my day. May they “wreck” yours… in some way. 🙂

The book is Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality by David Benner. It is an updated edition sent to me for review by IVP. And the first four lines have already sealed the deal for me.

Benner writes:

Take a moment and try a simple exercise. The results will tell you a great deal about the nature of your spiritual journey.

Imaging God thinking about you. What do you assume God feels when you come to mind?

This may do nothing for you. But those opening lines to a very slender book have “wrecked” me. How it wrecks me isn’t really something to reveal right now.

But, may it “wreck” you in some way.

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