Jason S. over at Connecting to Impact had a powerful post the other day, provoking this thought……
What is it that deals us our greatest blows?
That is our undoing?
Is it our enemy, the devil?
Or blatant evil, so closely cloaked
—-‘live’ spelled backwards?
Were he so out in the open and obvious
He’d be easily stopped or avoided.
Yet hidden behind the dailiness,
the benign and harmless,
It isn’t the devil,
but merely distraction and dissipation.
(“surely this couldn’t hurt”),
Dissipated by my attention to frivolity,
(“certainly I have energy for this as well…”)
We succumb to defeat.
distraction—“to look away from, to lose one’s direction and goal, a mindless diversion.”
There is no actual destruction;
eventually we fall,
and at last,