Photos on the journey #472

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WILD @ HEART ?????

“For after years of living in a cage, a lion no longer even believes it is a lion… and a man no longer believes he is a man. A man is fierce…passionate…wild at heart? You wouldn’t know it from what normally walks around in a pair of trousers. If a man is the image of the Lion of Judah, how come there are so many lonely women, so many fatherless children, so few men around? Why is it that the world seems filled with “caricatures” of masculinity? There’s the guy who lives behind us. He spends his entire weekend in front of the tube watching sports while his sons play outside–without him. We’ve lived here nine years and I think I’ve seen him play with his boys maybe twice. What’s with that? Why won’t he engage? And the guy the next street over, who races motorcycles and drives a huge truck and wears a leather jacket and sort of swaggers when he walks. I thought James Dean died years ago. What’s with him? It looks manly, but it seems cartoonish, overdone.

How come when men look in their hearts they don’t discover something valiant and dangerous, but instead find anger, lust, and fear?”……©John Eldridge Wild at Heart

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