The Slant Route: A Football Metaphor for Life
Lots of people are great at going full-blown radical to pursue a life that matters. Shane Claiborne, for example, or John the Baptist.
I’m not there yet.
I care about farmers and organic food, but my favorite flavor of ice cream is made from mostly fake things. I have reservations about the NFL, but I love the Green Bay Packers so much that one time I watched a playoff game in Spanish because I was in the Dominican Republic and that was my only option. (It was awesome.) I want to invest time in things that matter, but I also want to watch This Is Us and American Ninja Warrior and The Great British Baking Show.
I want to be the redeemed person I’m slowly becoming. I also want to be the regular person I already am. And I’m more and more convinced that those two people are actually one and the same.
Enter: the slant route.
Things we talk about here
what’s for dinner
Olive the dog
olives the food
Thoughts from wise people
“I think God’s hope and plan for us is pretty simple to figure out. For those who resonate with formulas, here it is: add your whole life, your loves, your passions, and your interests together with what God said He wants us to be about, and that’s your answer.”
Bob Goff | bobgoff.com
“Bob Goff?! All he does is hug people! I could hug people!”
Joel Worrall | joelworrall.com
“But this is what I’m finding, in glimpses and flashes: this is it. This is it, in the best possible way. That thing I’m waiting for, that adventure, that move-score-worthy experience unfolding gracefully. This is it. Normal, daily life ticking by on our streets and sidewalks, in our houses and apartments, in our beds and at our dinner tables, in our dreams and prayers and fights and secrets – this pedestrian life is the most precious thing any of use will ever experience.”
Shauna Niequist | shaunaniequist.com
“The sixth chapter of Mark describes Jesus as ‘just a carpenter.’ I suppose he could have come in a flashier way, and his refusal to do so is telling. Of course, this doesn’t mean we should question the intentions of everyone wearing a white collar or taking a stage. It simply means that we have been handed the gift of knowing for sure that our identity needn’t hinge on what the world values.”
Shannan Martin | shannanmartinwrites.com
“You know what they say. It takes two people to have a village.”
Martie Watts | My mom
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