“Altar boys look good in lace
But they are not known for their guts or good nature
Goodness is not some pretty picture you paint
Its shaking your fist into the face of danger”
-from Sleep by Mark Eitzel
Though I have most of Mark Eitzel’s recordings with American Music Club and solo it was my good friend Chris Fry who tipped me off
on this great lyric. This morning as I preached on Ephesians 6 and this quote was a great lead in. The myth, or perhaps more sadly the reality, is that Christianity is soft and acquiescent. Paul on the other hand called it a war, not in a military sense, but in a spiritual sense. It is all about being aware of the dangers and shaking our fists at them.