A fly is a perfect example of the status quo. Young or old, a fly doesn’t change, and it remains the same size throughout its adult life. Even after death, it does not rapidly decompose. Too many followers of Jesus are living a “fly gospel” that produces nice people rather than saints; that stands for convention rather than adventure; that is respectable rather than passionate; that calls for guarded, take-care living rather than heroic, take-risks living; that is more at home with the status quo than with living on the fly.To drive rich trades at the bank of heaven requires not more work, but more play.– Leonard Sweet, A Well Played Life
Great book by Sweet. I agree with him that it’s time for a Christian Play Ethic. God is a Master Artisan and He made us to be so, too.