Thursday, November 18, 2004

Aron Ralston's inspiration

Having spent my first 10 years of youth ministry involved in an outdoor, wilderness context, reading Outside magazine and Patagonia catalogs makes my heart run a bit. When I first heard the story of how Aron Ralston had to amputate his arm in order to save his life, I was purely amazed. Incredible.
Ralston has recently published his story - Between a Rock and a Hard Place.
Ralston says he does not regret what happened to him in Bluejohn Canyon. He believes the experience launched him on a spiritual journey that has given him a new purpose in demonstrating his exhilaration for life and the importance of letting go of the past. He doesn?t blame God for the loss of his hand, but rather he credits divine intervention for giving him the inspiration to set himself free.
More here.

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