Rode Hard And Put Away Wet

my God, where do these days go?

Thursday, July 28, 2005

This month is the 13th anniversary of the death of a hero of mine. September is the 8th anniversary of another hero of mine. Mark Heard died of cancer in 1992 and Rich Mullins died in a Jeep accident in 1997. Heard was 41, Rich was 41. Two songwriters who were fundamentally opposite in style, yet exactly on the same page when it comes to purpose: revealing the mystery of God.

I count myself lucky to have been exposed to them. There are lots of people who haven’t.

“I think that of all the diseases in the world, the disease that all humankind suffers from, the disease that is most devastating to us is not AIDS, it's not gluttony, it's not cancer, it's not any of those things. It is the disease that comes about because we live in ignorance of the wealth of love that God has for us. What a great message we in the church have. It's relevant to people with AIDS and people without AIDS. It's relevant to homosexuals and to homophobes. It's relevant to Republicans and Democrats, to abortionists and anti-abortionists. It's relevant across the board.”
-- Rich Mullins


Blogger Mark said...

"We are soot covered urchins running wild and unshod. We will always be remembered as the Orphans of God."

Mark Heard

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