Thursday, June 25, 2009
so close/so alive.
we accept grace in theory, but deny it in practice.
is the emphasis on what i do or on what God is doing?
reality bites back if it isn't respected.
putting all of our trust in God creates an environment that can do nothing but change us.
"Sooner or later we are confronted with the painful truth of our inadequacy and insufficiency...there begins a long winter of discontent that eventually flowers into gloom, pessimism and a subtle despair; subtle because it goes unrecognized, unnoticed and therefore unchallenged. it takes the form of boredom and drudgery. we are overcome by the ordinariness of life, by daily duties done over and over again...we start acting like everyone else. life takes on a joyless, empty quality."
...this is a flat denial of the gospel of grace.