“If you don’t get any pleasure out of it, quit.”
“Seriously. If it’s not giving you anything but angst and annoyance, get out.”
“You can’t mean that. Isn’t meaning discoverable through suffering?”
“What Golgotha were YOU raised on? Wait. I know you. You weren’t raised Jewish or Catholic. Hang on, that’s not guilt you’re talking about. You’re talking about pain.”
“No I’m not. I’m talking about doing the right thing, no matter the cost.”
“Since you’re already biased toward the belief that something difficult and painful is intrinsically more valuable than something that is easy and pleasurable, you’re ALWAYS going to think the ‘right thing’ is the difficult, painful thing.”
“No. That’s just reality.”
“Uh, no it isn’t. Even your Bible doesn’t support that.”
“Sure. You were raised on it. Think about it. It’s all telling you to ‘consider the lilies of the field’ . Seriously. You need to figure this out before it’s too late.”
“Yeah, like you’re DEAD?”
Matthew 6:28-32, 34Wycliffe Bible (WYC)
28 And of clothing what be ye busy? Behold the lilies of the field…They travail not, neither they spin;
29 and I say to you, that Solomon in all his glory was not covered as one of these.
31 Therefore do not ye be busy, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what thing shall we be covered [or, With what shall we be covered]?
32 Your Father knoweth, that ye have need to all these things.
34 Therefore do not ye be busy into the morrow, for the morrow shall be busy to itself; for it sufficeth to the day his own malice.