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“Christianity did not come in order to develop the heroic virtues in the individual but rather to remove the selfishness. It is not a matter of improving yourself up to a certain maximum. Why this can so easily be nothing but selfishness and pride.” Soren Kierkegaard
One of the struggles I have with writing is that it is a better tool for communicating self, thoughts, feelings, struggles, and desires than it is for removing self. It is hard to be truly self-negating with a pen in one’s hand.
Writing is, in many respects, a mechanism by which we assert ourselves no matter how meek the tone.
Accordingly, I find myself drawn these days to quiet leaders. There is so much noise, so many ever-present voices, leaders, and writers that the solitary figure going about their business in quiet captures my imagination.
These days, I’m not looking to hear one more opinion or read one more post. Rather, I am looking for the one who has gone to the wilderness and has the authority to cut through the noise and say something that will have relevance for twenty years.
I don’t know about you, but my eyes are searching for a prophet.
But Jehoshaphat asked, “Is there no longer a prophet of the Lord here whom we can inquire of?” 1 Kings 22:7