Hey, 52 was my number in football!
Spent today cleaning and reorganizing for the most part. Put up new shelves downstairs for additional books. I’m taking a great deal of pride and pleasure from the sheer volume of books in this house. Is that wrong? I mean, attachment to material possessions isn’t a good thing, right, but books are different … aren’t they?
Good books, I mean? And educational ones? And some that are twisted and scary but well written? And some I just like?
4 thoughts on “Summer Vacation, Day 52: Are Books Sinful?”
Some have suggested that true evangelical poverty means that I need to divest myself of many of my books. They may be right. There are many that I have just for the sake of having. Other I will never read, and others that I will not read a second time. The just look good on a shelf. Some, though, are like dear friends. These I shall keep.
Sin! Sin! We got sin right here people!!!!!
Deacon Tyler – our priest in Michigan had shelves and shelves of books. He loaned them out to parishioners. He got to keep the books, while helping others. That can't be a sin – right?
Thanks again for giving Brendan Eldest.
Beats cigareets and whusky.