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Eugene Peterson on maturity

June 16, 2010

This is a great quote from Eugene:

“Maturity is not the hallmark of our culture. Our culture is conspicuous for its obsession with ‘getting and spending’. Instead of becoming more, we either get more or do more. So it is not surprising that many people are offering to sell us maps for living better than we are without having to grow up: maps to financial security, sexual gratification, music appreciation, athletic prowess, a better car, a better job, a better education, a better vacation.

As it turns out, the maps never get us to where we wanted to go: the more we get and do, the less we are.”

From Practise Resurrection: A conversation on growing up in Christ p179-80

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