Some of the best writers of our time all had a passion for what they did! Where did that passion come from?
High School Staff
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SEP 1, 2021 ~ 2 MIN READ
Staring at that blank sheet of paper or white screen it can feel impossible to know which words to first start your writing journey with. That first line can feel overwhelming, so much to the point where you give up before you even get to start, but before that happens it is important to go back to why you got out that piece of paper or computer in the first place. Why do you want to write? We do any of us write? Well, to look at that we can go back thousands of years to the Old Testament.
Shakespeare wrote dramatic plays and sonnets, motivated by his constant questioning of what was right and what was wrong in the world, as well as to woo women in his life he was most interested in. More than anything, his writings are focused on loving in a life well-lived.
C.S. Lewis wrote prose essays and books about his growing belief in Christ through human logic and philosophy. He had always wanted a write, to express his deepest thought, but it wasn’t until he accepted Jesus that his writings began to open the eyes of a skeptical world of how really joyful their lives could be…in Christ.
Paul wrote the bulk of the Bible’s New Testament from the confines of a Roman prison. He knew his days on earth were numbered, and with his last breaths, he wanted more than anything to leave the people in the churches he started all over the then-known world with the advice he knew he would not be able to offer in person.
I, known by my pen name J Alan R, who writes both poetry and prose, write as often and because the Holy Spirit breathes words into me to write down and to share with others. It’s that simple for me. I want people to read about the Good News because it’s what God wants from me.
Created in God’s very image, we were created to love and live for our Creator. We are also created to love and live in a community with one another. And living in such a relationship, God hard-wired us to communicate with one another. We could communicate with one another. We could communicate orally, but like features let loose in the wind, words said aloud are lost to time and must be repeated. But when communication is written down, it becomes a visible legacy that can be saved and shared all over the world across time.
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August 25, 2021