It is such an apt image: 'fallen' ... stumbling, grazing, bruising, hurting, slipping.
The 'evangelical' world in the USA has been shocked in this past week by the fall of one of its leaders(Ted Haggard). It is tragic - particularly for his wife and his children. The last time this happened with someone of such profile was probably twenty years ago and a guy called Gordon McDonald. He has written an intriguing reflection on this recent fall ... take some time over it!
As I read McDonald's comments I am reminded again that while the 100% fire-proofing of our lives from a 'falling' incident might be impossible ("but for the grace of God, go I" - as they say), the asymptote of our lives can get pretty close to touching that horizontal axis by pleading with God to graft two qualities into our characters: humility and holiness. It is the prayer worth praying. It is the life worth living.
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