Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Loving God

"I think it's hard for us to believe that maybe God's main objective would be that we just love Him. We think that God's main objective is that we save the world. To just love God seems like a waste of time to a busy person. And yet when we start reading those Psalms that mean the most to us, most of them are nothing but the psalmist's expression of love and adoration to God. We talk about knowing God. What better way to know God than to fall in love with Him—without Him having to reward you? Without Him having to reward you."— The Rest of the Gospel: When the partial Gospel has worn you out, page 243 (duplication and italics his)

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"To just love God seems like a waste of time to a busy person." Ain't it the truth?! But, that is what we are called to do. We can't save the world—and we aren't called to do that. Of course, some will use that as an excuse to sit on their behinds and serve themselves pretending to be loving God. But, the opposite extreme is happening now, with people running to and fro, running programs—or, more accurately, being run by programs—pretending to serve God. Humanity is very good at deceiving itself about why we do what we do :(
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