Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Decay of Passions

Webster's Dictionary defines "passion" as; a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept.

This week I've been pondering why it is that our passions often seem to suffer the decay of this fallen world. The things we are devoted to deep within our hearts are, many times, not the things we spend the bulk of our days engaged in.

What I'm not talking about are fads. Florescent socks, mullet haircuts, poodle skirts, catch phrases and Hollywood diets are fickle trends. They come and go as quickly as the sun rises and sets.

What I am thinking of are the gifts, talents and passions that our Creator has placed within us. The things that stir us up to heights, quicken our heart beats, occupy our thoughts all day, and come out of us like a native language. Writing, painting, composing music, contemplating, prayer, meditation...

Click here to read how Abby, at Credo ut Intelligam, stretches herself against her creative decay.

How have you seen your own passions suffer decay?

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