What’s the most insidious danger that’s awaiting you at The Wild Goose Festival? Deception.
Most likely, if you attend this annual event, you’ll learn that you’ve already been deceived.
“Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information, and religions destroy spirituality.” ~Michael Ellner
You won’t “get” deceived at the Wild Goose Festival. You’ll realize that you’ve already “been” deceived for a long long time. The ‘thing‘ you’ve been waiting for, that ‘revival’ that’s ‘coming,’ someday…is here now, and has been rolling since 2011 and gaining momentum and altitude. You’ve been sold a ‘someday’ theology on something that’s already happening – and you are missing out!
I hate camping too, but I’m coming around…and there seems to be something embedded in my Christian DNA that reminds me that occasionally we should get away and dwell in booths (tents) as we prepare ourselves for something significant. I do think you can do it, and from my perspective standing at the gates and talking with about (bare minimum) 600 people this year, you probably have no excuse unless you require constant medical attention.
We had attendees with wheelchairs (camping even!), service animals, crutches, and there are cabins and luxury bed & breakfast options nearby. The young in mind and the young in body attended, along with the aging and the soon-to-be born. One group rode bicycles to the festival and one of them was seven months pregnant. You are without excuse in this – you should make an effort to attend next year.
All that’s expected of you is to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly (Micah 6:8) or as we say in the modern vernacular; get involved, drop your guard, and let the Goose fly. #wildgoose14
Read even more about the festival here.