Warning: The following post is intentionally over the top and may cause emotional damage to self-proclaimed "Worship Leaders." Though it represents a genuine expression of the author's views on the subject of W.L.s, he has written with a light heart and means it all in good fun.
A Few Thoughts About Ulysses, Tennyson, & the Faith of Abraham
Did you take poetry when you were in school? I never did take it… but I wish I would have because the little poetry I’ve read since school is enough to convince me that I missed out on something very wonderful. For example, Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ulysses - ever read it? It’s a poem about an old man who comes to realize that the true meaning and purpose of life could never be found in seeking comfort and ease, retreating to restful and calm surroundings, and/or pursuing peaceful tranquility. But as Ulysses discovered, true meaning and purpose could only be found as one boldly faced the struggles and challenges of life.
Armed with this realization Ulysses, despite his old age and his life of restful ease gathers up his sailors to push out once more into the great unknown. Leaving the comfortable harbor of home behind him the old man Ulysses, turns to his fellow travelers and says:
“We are not now that strength which in old days
Rev. R Crabtree
"...a son, a husband, a father of 6, a friend, a Presbyterian