Peeling Spuds




Recently my boys and I watched Chariots of Fire. One of the story’s main characters is Eric Liddell, a Scottish missionary’s son, raised in China. Eric desires to return to China to serve God there but at the same time is trying to reconcile the fact that God has given him great speed as a runner. I was so struck by the counsel his father gives him in the movie:

“You can praise God by peeling a spud if you peel it to perfection. Don’t compromise. Compromise is a language of the devil. Run in God’s name and let the world stand back and wonder.”