Strange Confessions: Admiration of Cowards

Strange Confessions: We all had people we wanted to be when we were younger. I wanted to be Ernest Hemingway. In my mind he was the epitome of cool, I guess. I read The Old Man and the Sea when I was in grade school and The Sun Also Rises later on. I even have a thoughtful picture of me with his statue up in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Then I learned he committed suicide. How can we idolize someone who commits suicide? “Yea! The greatest guy in the world was too cowardly to face it.”

Hmm… I have a more brave idol now. Someone I want to be like everyday. He faced death with nary a protest. Knew He came to face a death so awful and painful and only once, asked it to be taken from Him. My God, my Savior, Jesus Christ.

(A re-post from my facebook posts)

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Posted on September 18, 2013, in Strange Confessions and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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