The Shepherd of the Hills

Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Blog, Inspirational/ Devotional | 4 comments

My favorite novel is “The Shepherd of the Hills” by Harold Bell Wright.  The novel is set in the early Nineteenth Century in the Ozark Mountains about 10 miles from where I live.  It is fictional, but it’s based on some local characters that Mr. Wright met while here in these rugged mountains.  As is not uncommon, the educated stranger to these mountains is taught many important lessons by the regular folks who are born, live and die within a few miles.  This is one of my favorite sections of the book.  It’s a discovery that we all must make at some point in our lives:

“We build temples and churches, but will not worship in them; we hire spiritual advisers, but refuse to heed them; we buy Bibles, but will not read them; believing in God, we do not fear Him; acknowledging Christ, we neither follow nor obey Him.  Only when we can no longer strive in the battle for earthly honors or material wealth, do we turn to the unseen but more enduring things of life; and, with ears deafened by the din of selfish war and cruel violence, and eyes blinded by the glare of passing pomp and folly, we strive to hear and see the things we have so long refused to consider.”


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