Saturday, June 8, 2013

...all to Himself

"The only difference between me and the homeless is that I have a door to hide my brokenness behind."

     Honesty is something I've not always practiced but always appreciated... that's probably why I like to hear what kids think. They are not afraid to look you in the eye and say, "Your breath stinks!" 

     Sometimes Christian's breaths stink. Max Dubinsky is not afraid to say so. An Anthology of Madness, Max's recently released book, is not for the faint of heart. Here's an excerpt-

We are anxious human beings, desperately seeking approval because we've invested our hope for happiness in things which will inevitably let us down. Your family. Your job. Sex. Pornography. School. It's time for you to realize disappointment is God's way of reminding you- his creation- that you've invested your life into something other than Him. Things that will never live up to their expectations. He created you. He wants you all to Himself.

      An Anthology of Madness is more than a memoir and collection of poems- it's a challenge and, in an honestly strange way, a word of encouragement. In the Epilogue, Max writes-

I don't know what you have been through. And I don't know where you're going. But I know sometimes faith can be a rope that hurts to hold. And I want to tell you, "Don't let go."

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