Monday, July 19, 2010

The messiness of life

Artist: Hildur Hult

The person who said this was, without a doubt, a tragic figure. (Click through on his name and you'll see what I mean.) But he certainly knew whereof he spoke:

Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.

- Charles Caleb Colton

In my humble opinion, we need to be okay with life being a mess most of the time. It's probably the only way to stay marginally sane. It's also probably the only way to cultivate a genuine acceptance and valuing of the sovereignty of God.


  1. i really really like this one.

  2. Never heard of this guy. Really interesting. I've always felt gardening makes life feel orderly and gives it a rhythm. That's not to say it isn't messy.


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