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“Your danger and mine is not that we become criminals, but rather that we become respectable, decent, commonplace, mediocre Christians. No rewards at the end, no glory. The twenty-first-century temptations that really sap our spiritual power are the television, banana cream pie, the easy chair and the credit card. Christian, you will win or lose in those seemingly innocent little moments of decision. Lord, make my life a miracle!”

Ray Ortlund Sr., Lord, Make My Life A Miracle, pages 130-131.

I would add – the internet, cell phones, HDTV, sports, fixating on political solutions for basically spiritual problems, busyness, hurry…

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