Wednesday, August 25, 2010

In denial?

Our main objective now is not to manipulate the seen and temporal realm, to make it as we want it, but to interpret the seen and temporal by means of the unseen and eternal. The Holy But is what does it.

The temporal stuff truly is happening. Don't try to get anyone to deny what is going on. Why get them to deny a fix that God has engineered in order that God might fix them? Why not instead cause them to see the comfort that comforted you when you were in the fix that God engineered to fix you? Everyone else is giving them a technique to try to cope with their fix. But they are still in their fix. You may be the only one who sees what God sees, who knows the comfort that comforts a person when they are afflicted, perplexed, persecuted, and struck down.— The Rest of the Gospel: When the partial Gospel has worn you out, pages 188-189

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Now that is no "pie-in-the-sky" kind of religion. The temporal stuff is there (contra Christian Science!), but God is there, too, and even more so.

God wants to get us out of our fix, not just to tolerate it. No wonder James says to "count it all joy."
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