19 September 2016

The Main Quest – What About Side Quests?

Greetings Dear Reader,

There will be side quests.  Some of them can lead to long delays, unnecessary danger, or abandonment of the main quest altogether.  The side quests must be accepted carefully.  Some of the side quest turn out to be part of the main quest.

The idea is to choose carefully the side quests we accept.  We must always consider the danger.  We must always consider the consequences and rewards.  The dangers and benefits must be a part of the equation.  We must use wisdom.   We must be sure that the side quests are still a part of following Christ.

Most of the side quests are useless and unrewarding.   They rob us of time and resources.  They harm us.  They leave with scars and pain.  They are part of the reason we suffer, fail, or completely give up on our quest.

The quest is the thing.  We must follow the main quest without distraction.  There will be side quest that enhance the main quest.  I must be vigilant to choose well.  I must assure that all my questing leads to the main quest.  When I have failed at this is when I have done the most harm and taken the most damage

Sticking to the main quest is where the real reward is It is.  There will still be danger but there will also be wonders.  There will be miracles and magic.  I may even get to fly or walk on water.

Walk on the Ocean – Toad the Wet Sprocket

We spotted the ocean at the head of the trail
Where are we going, so far away
And somebody told me that this is the place
Where everything's better, everything's safe

Walk on the ocean
Step on the stones
Flesh becomes water
Wood becomes bone

And half and hour later we packed up our things
We said we'd send letters and all those little things
And they knew we were lying but they smiled just the same
It seemed they'd already forgotten we'd came

Walk on the ocean
Step on the stones
Flesh becomes water
Wood becomes bone

Walk on the ocean
Step on the stones
Flesh becomes water
Wood becomes bone

Now we're back at the homestead
Where the air makes you choke
And people don't know you
And trust is a joke
We don't even have pictures
Just memories to hold
That grow sweeter each season
As we slowly grow old

Walk on the ocean
Step on the stones
Flesh becomes water
Wood becomes bone

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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