The world is full of great writing. So I decided I would highlight some examples whenever I stumble on them.
Here’s one I came across from Before Amen by Max Lucado.
Prayers aren’t graded according to style. Just as a happy child cannot mis-hug, the sincere heart cannot mis-pray”
Lucado is talking about how many Christians struggle with prayer because they feel they need to use perfect words or complicated messages. Many people overthink it and get tripped up. Lucado wanted to get a point across that we should downplay the importance of finding the right words.
An average writer would have said something like, “Don’t worry about how you say it, just say it.” A good writer would have said something along the lines of, “Jesus doesn’t care about your words as much as he cares about your message.”
Lucado topped both of those by evoking the thought of receiving a hug from a happy child. We can wrap our minds around the idea that it is nearly impossible to receive a bad hug from a happy kid. By using this example, we are more easily able to understand why we are unlikely to mis-pray.
That is some great writing!