Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Your Anglican Moment

"Covetousness seems the least deadly of all the Ten Commandments. Of them all, it seems the most soft-centered, the one that we can most easily live with. That is why it is so perilous. They tell us that if you drop a frog into a saucepan of hot water it will leap out. But if you put a frog in a pan of cold water and increase the temperature slowly, the frog stays there until it is boiled alive. It seems that the frog cannot see a threat in the slow, but ultimately deadly, rise in temperature. Often I wonder if that's what our society is doing to us in this whole area of desires. All around us the temperature is going up, yet we simply sit there, stunned and unprotesting, oblivious to our impending fate. Let's take this commandment to heart and not get boiled alive." - J. John