Tuesday, September 27, 2011

To Stand

To be sane is more dramatic than to be mad.
It is easy to be a madman.
It is always easy to be a heretic.
It is always easy to be a modernist.
It is always easy to fall.
There are an infinity of angles 
at which one falls, 
only one at which one stands.
~GK Chesterton
The angle which keeps one standing 
is rooted in the unchangeable nature of Christ. 
Paul tells us to stand firm and let nothing move us.

"To have fallen into any one of the fads 
from Gnosticism to Christian Science 
would indeed have been obvious and tame. 
But to have avoided them all 
has been one whirling adventure;
 and in my vision the heavenly chariot 
flies thundering through the ages, 
the dull heresies sprawling and prostrate, 
The wild truth reeling but erect."   
~G.K. Chesterton

I love the way Chesterton talks about 
the obvious fall into fads. 
Avoiding them is the wild ride 
of following Christ on the narrow road, 
listening as the Holy Spirit leads and guides 
us on this great adventure. 
The picture of heresies sprawling and prostrate. 
Wild truth standing erect. 
On Christ, the Solid Rock I stand, 
all other ground is shifting sand. 

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  1. Only one at which one stands! love that...and love you! thanks for your blog it is making a difference! Now stand firm!:)

  2. Thank you for that encouragement Kim:) My heart's cry is that it would truly make a difference...that many would find Him along the way. So appreciate who you are!