What if that thing you'd always wanted
or wanted to do,
or wanted to own
could now finally be yours?
Except, of course, for the bothersome fact
that everyone who loves you
thinks it's a bad idea.
And, truth be told,
you yourself know it's a bad idea
to give yourself
whatever you want
whenever you want it
But you can have it now, if you want it.
So...would you go out and get it?
Would you satisfy your desire
even knowing it will hurt you?
and the people you love?
That's what this story is about - the pet I wanted, but knew I shouldn't get...and how I lived to regret bringing home:
dr. david mcdonald is the creator of prayground.tv, an online interactive prayer exercise, and the teaching pastor at westwinds community church [www.westwinds.org]. he often writes exciting sounding things about himself in the third person to compensate for his rapier wit and ridiculous accent.
images of atonement Published April 25, 2008