Emerging during the season of life I would describe as that of “un-knowing” all that I had previously held to be true, my Christian faith has languored under the persistence in this sort of state. In the process of change, it is sometimes essential to take apart what has been wrongly constructed, but the purpose of this deconstruction is so that something better might be put in place.My open mind toward knowledge and experience outside the bounds of childish constraints did not prove that I could know nothing, but rather that I knew nothing. I had been, in some way, deceived.
Category: Human Moments
Human moments occur in the rare combination of planned spontaneity, forced freedom, and practiced performance. They are too rare to waste, too subtle to pursue, and too memorable to forget. Enjoy the recollection of such events here.
I am starting to remember or at least to be vaguely aware of something that was, not so very long ago, and has since faded from my view. It is not that it disappeared, but perhaps I was not yet able to see it in its full color without spending some time away. Or perhaps I simply journeyed toward this destination by some other road than I needed to. In any case, I have come full circle once again to the fundamental questions that I asked myself back in 2009. As I sit here with my head throbbing from a...
“What is the difference Between your experience of Existence And that of a saint? The saint knows That the spiritual path Is a sublime chess game with God And that the Beloved Has just made such a Fantastic Move That the saint is now continually Tripping over Joy And bursting out in Laughter And saying, “I Surrender!” Whereas, my dear, I am afraid you still think You have a thousand serious moves.” -Hafez, Persian Poet
What became of lofty dreams, And noble goals expressed? By those whom it would always seem Could reach desired happiness. Yet, came the day to count the cost. Where others, seeing nothing lost; To them, just emptiness and dust. Time, said one to his good friend, Will lead all men to weep. For only in its passing bend Its treasure found, too deep. By such a day as could be seen This priceless rare commodity Already spent, on lesser things. <a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/12059605/?claim=ek6gq6663n8″>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>
“I see you.” This phrase is used in the movie ‘Avatar’ as a form of greeting by the native people. Though its use in the movie is cultural, the application of its idea is incredibly Christian. To see people means to look past the image that a person presents to see the person that God created them to be. 1 Samuel 16:7 For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. I have seen people this week. I see the lives that they live outside of the context...