Gone With The Whim . . .

Margaret Mitchell’s romantic novel about the American Civil War and Reconstruction, Gone With The Wind, was published in 1936 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937.  Had it been published in the Twenty-First Century, it might have been called Gone With The Whim.

Nowadays, many people live whim tossed lives. They choose to go whichever way their whim is blowing.

When the urge for casual, cheapo sex hits them — they’re gone with the whim. When a craving for drugs or drink rises up — gone with the whim. A desire to lie — gone with the whim. A spirit of anger and revenge — gone with the whim.

They say the whim velocity is just too great and that there’s no way they can’t resist their gale force whims. But really, the whim chill factor has frozen their conscience. They have thrown caution to the whim.

Frankly, my dear, they don’t give a wham. They’re gone with the whim.

“Flee those men who follow their whims.”  –quote from St. Pachomius

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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