Be Doing and Daring

by | Aug 7, 2011 | Perspective | 0 comments

Photography is so much fun! It forces me to do things I would never otherwise want to do, takes me places I would otherwise never get to go, and introduces me to people I would otherwise never know.

Last week, at the Indianapolis Conference was the perfect example of this truth as I was once again asked to provide the children’s programs slideshows at the end of the Conference. In putting it together, I put myself in a few awkward situations; but there was nothing like the thrill of working with a small network of dedicated photographers rushing to meet the final deadline to see a finished project projected on the screen at the last minute!

Is it not the same in our work for the Lord? One anonymous poet made the profound correlation when he wrote:

I would rather stumble a thousand times
Attempting to reach a goal,
Than to sit in a crowd
In my weather-proof shroud,
A shriveling and self-satisfied soul.

I would rather be doing and daring
All of my error-filled days,
Than watching and waiting
And dying,
Smug in my perfect ways.

I would rather wonder and blunder,
Stumbling blindly ahead,
Than for safety’s sake
Lest I make a mistake
Be sure, be safe, be dead.

1739_Canon EOS 40D, 127 mm, 1-250 sec at f - 5.6, ISO 200

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