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)