Friday, April 22, 2005

i'm looking inwards today

I repent of enthroning myself while making You my footstool.
I repent of the pursuit of things presumptuously mine.
I repent of thoughts that I know betray spoken words.

I repent of this flagrant masquerade.
I repent of trading You for a cheap substitute.

You created nothing
That gives me more pleasure than You
You won't give me something
That gives me more pleasure than You.

- You Created, Caedmon's Call

3 comments:

Keith said...

You know what that the same song running through my head today. Jason this is getting creapy. But yeah was just thinking about whether I really seek pleasure in Him or in the things that i find around me.

jv. said...

Whoa! That's like 2 in a row already! Creepy lehhh...hahahahaha

Those thoughts came to me when I was reflecting over God's blessings to me. I find myself confronted with the question on what/who gives me more pleasure...the gift or the giver?

I want to echo the words of CC.

The Hedonese said...

Sounds very hedonese to me! heheh... CS Lewis says our problem is not that our capacity for pleasure is too great, but that we are too easily satisfied with cheap substitutes when infinite delight is laid before us :)