Saturday, November 22, 2014

Another Quote from "The Road Trip"

From the book, The Road Trip, by Mark Sayers:

"The contemporary self does not have to literally be on the move to be on the road. Being on the road is primarily a state of mind, one that constantly is dissatisfied, looking for the next best thing, living in incompleteness, always engaged in a quest for a sense of significance. This search for meaning becomes even more problematic in a culture which flees from objective truth, which fears authority and the holding of belief too strongly. The contemporary person finds themselves engaged in a quest for a truth they are told that they cannot find. In which the act of questing itself is given more importance than the completion of the quest. In such an environment the worldivew of the road is triumphant. 

"The road has made us fickle. It has made our faiths weak. It has made us spoiled. To state it in its most brutal and blatant form, the road is ruining our lives and it is ruining our culture. It has left us lost and directionless, consumers not followers of God." Mark Sayers, The Road Trip, pages 52-53.

"Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, 
I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10

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