A Motto to Die By


It popped up when I logged onto my Gmail account, the “Quote of the Day”, by someone named Andre Gide:

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”

Then, I thought about what Paul had to say in Romans 7:

“I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17 So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.”

Sorry, Andre, but I think I’ll take a pass on that one…


2 responses to “A Motto to Die By”

  1. You ever see The Incredibles? Where kid Syndrome complains to Mr. Incredible, “You keep telling us to be ‘true to ourselves’, but you never say which part of us that is…!”

  2. As Bruce Wayne’s childhood friend in the movie “Batman Begins” unfamously said, ” It’s not who you are inside, but what you do that defines you.”

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