Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Breathing to death:
There's a line in a song by Lecrae which says, 'I ain't living; I'm just breathing to death.' It gives me a little shiver, a shudder of kind of unfamiliar recognition -- like I'm on the verge of finally understanding something I should have known all along.
It's terrifying, this thought that it's possible to go through life without actually living. And I don't mean living in the floaty sense of I'm-just-going-to-spend-my-time-and-money-doing-whatever-I-can-that'll-make-me-feel-happy. I mean, sucking the marrow out of life while looking outward, facing out to the people we love and up to the Creator who made us. We owe it to him and we owe it to them to live fully and live well.
Just gotta work out how to turn down the noise occaisonally and actually do that. How do you strive to be more present -- more alive?