And speaking of choices, there I was quite innocent and minding my own business, when I was rudely interrupted by a person who wanted to inspire me. With a blasphemy in tow, she advised. I felt quite chuffed that she thought I was worthy of her attention. She even saw me as a future star it seemed. Of course, I would have to change some things, perhaps lessen my commitment to things that would get in the way of her living the ultimate life. I would have to cast off the shackles and be free. But, I felt very sorry for this lovely person. She was giving me her time on a risk. That what she said could be rejected. But it was obvious she believed in what she was saying so strongly that she must have thought it would do me some good, so I would go on the path of ultimate outcomes. She was not counting on my steely resolve to stick to my guns. Saying nothing in reply, I deferred to my better judgment, and did not obey, and I went on. Not that the person would have much time for me when I made the ultimate life. If I made my life the way suggested, I would have been on television. I would have been foolish to listen. How often do we hear how bad television is these days.
Peter Veugelaers is a writer, reviewer, blogger, reader, movie and music aficionado and connoisseur, and has an eye on current events and sports. He has written articles about church life, faith, issues, and the intersection of faith and film for Challenge Weekly, Faces Magazine, Christian Herald, Church Times, Good News Paper, and Touchstone, reviewed films for GiveWay, Transmission, Daystar, Anglican Taonga, Faces Magazine, Crosslink, Entertainmentnutz, Kid’s Highway and Beliefnet, contributed features to The Dominion, The Evening Post, Eco-Living, and Otago Daily Times, and has been contributing devotions to The Secret Place, the Upper Room devotional, and Lifeway Ministries. His writing blog is thewritemix.blog which is updated every week. Peter’s favourite book is the Bible in any version and reads Christian books, literature including children’s and adult, and film books. His most memorable movie is Amadeus. Musically, takes an interest in all sorts, but is more likely to listen to pop music, singer/songwriter, Christian music, and certain niche material, eschewing rock, and heavy metal generally. He was pinning his hopes on the All Whites getting into the Fifa World Cup, the Black Caps winning against England, and has been saddened and shocked by gun crimes in the United States. Covid-19 has not affected him directly but sees sticking to health and safety as a matter of survival. Resourceful, eclectic, and enthusiastic, he has won several accolades for cricket, public speaking, debating, and scripture reading. View all posts by peteswriting