Eat, Pray, Live: Heavenly Discontentment in a Culture that Craves Too Little

At one point in his message on contentment and discontentment, Geoff Bradford, pastor of Christ the King, made a statement that struck me deeply: “Life is a dress rehearsal for eternity.” Now as a theatre person, I know exactly what is supposed to happen in a dress rehearsal. This is the final rehearsal before a production opens. In this rehearsal, one hopes that everything will go as smoothly as if there was an audience present already. Unfortunately, a rehearsal is still a rehearsal, and things are bound to go bad. The lights go dark at the wrong time, the costume change is late, and the actor forgets a crucial line. Nothing is perfect.