FOR THE PURPOSES OF FAITH AND REVOLUTION

FOR THE PURPOSES OF FAITH AND REVOLUTION

During Advent do you have feelings that seem at odds with each other? Perhaps this Advent in particular with the country’s division over so many things including the election, these conflicting feelings have intensified even more for you. If so, we can find our help yet again from the man known as both the Apostle of common sense and the Prince of Paradox, G. K. Chesterton. Continue reading FOR THE PURPOSES OF FAITH AND REVOLUTION

the object of religion

the object of religion

To become our best selves, to remain who we were meant to be, we must also pass the test of offered power and refuse it in order to reflect God’s goodness in the lives of others by quietly doing good to others for their sake. And part of that doing good is preaching the good news, not to gain attention for ourselves but to gain attention for Christ. Continue reading the object of religion

to wonder at not wondering

to wonder at not wondering

We prize wonder in this world. And yet we seem to experience so little of it. Wonder is the “ability to be curious to know something, to feel surprise mingled with admiration over the inexplicable”, to even feel doubt that acknowledges mystery that keeps us sane. Why is it that real wonder seems missing from our present society? Chesterton made a startling connection between gratitude and wonder as to the reason why: Continue reading to wonder at not wondering

the value of light

the value of light

Everyone is talking. People are gathering in groups and talking. And as they talk, divisions arise. Gaps widen. Family. Friends. Talking does not seem to bring people together as it used to. What is being said is being said openly or in secret. Under a lamp-post or in darkness. But what is said carries in its conversation a great commotion about light and darkness. Continue reading the value of light

everyone must choose his side

everyone must choose his side

Some say it is wrong to take sides but the Holy Scripture is telling us the opposite. All of our existence comes down to it. There are numerous scriptures about taking sides, and how God himself does and we must. Dating back to Moses putting the choice between the malediction and the blessing. And he asks: “who is on God’s side? To me!” (Exodus 32:26) And that sets the whole tone ever there after for the Christian. We are all given that choice: Light or Darkness. And we must choose a side. Continue reading everyone must choose his side