Great Expectations

My name is Mark Smith. I'm a guy who loves Jesus, His Word, and His Church. I am filled with Great Expectations for what the future will ultimately bring - Matthew 24:14.

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Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

My favourite verse is Psalm 16:11, my other favourite verse is Acts 20:24, my other favourite verse is Habakkuk 3:17-19, and my other favourite verse is Matthew 24:14.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Fear of Being An Outsider

One of the main motivations behind the drive for success is the hope of entering the "Inner Ring." C.S. Lewis wrote insightfully about this subject in one of his most famous essays.

"I don't believe the economic motive and the erotic motive account for everything that goes on in the world. It's a lust...a longing to be inside, [which] takes many forms.... You want...the delicious knowledge that just we four or five - we are the people who (really) know.... As long as you are governed by that desire you will never be satisfied. Until you conquer the fear of being an outsider, an outsider you will remain...."

(From Counterfeit Gods by Timothy Keller)

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