Friday, February 5, 2010

Easily Pleased

"Easily Pleased" is a little video shared by the Desiring God blog based on a quote from C.S. Lewis. I found it intriguing so I thought I would share it here.


Here is the quote:

If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased. (The Weight of Glory, 26)


Parachute 2 (An add on on from the previous post)

Oh and this clip from Switchfoot


Just been to parachute this weekend and had a blast!

If you guys are wondering what parachute is, it is the largest christian music festival in the southern hemisphere.
Approximately 25,000 people were there I think which is huge for little NZ and maybe not for ya Yankees and Brits.
It is a festival held over 4 days with numerous bands from around the world. The main band was Switchfoot who was awesome live on Saturday night, others I liked included Leeland and Newworldson. I only went for Saturday evening and all day Sunday...though Sunday it rained heavily at times but still didn't stop us :)

It is cool to go to places like that because you can hear your favourites and also find new bands such as Leeland and Newworldson.

Here are a couple of samples: