Our Lives’ Contradictions

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Here's a list that made me chuckle. These are actual comments to the National Forest Service from visitors to our parks.

∙ One person suggested escalators on hiking trails.
∙ Another thought more signs would keep the parks pristine.
∙ One complained that the mountains had too many rocks.

These contradictions are humorous, but some contradictions in our lives are not so funny. We want secure finances, but strain our credit. We want good health, but overeat and skip exercise. We're lonely, but mistreat others.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. The National Forest Service attests: contradictions are part of human nature. But it's no joke. We can control our contradictions . . . in the high calling of our daily work.