… we sometimes experience the happy peace of a child who, having placed himself unreserved into the hands of its mother, worries about nothing, fears nothing, ever trusting in the wisdom, goodness and strength of his mother…
In Conversation with God:
See on what intimate terms the early Christians were with their guardian angels.
… desperate for changing, starving for truth, i’m closer to where i started, i’m chasing after you… forgetting all i’m lacking, completely incomplete, i’ll take your invitation, you take all of me now, i’m falling even more in love with you, letting go of all i’ve held on to, i’m standing here until you make me move, i’m hanging by a moment here with you, i’m living for the only thing i know, i’m running and not quite sure where to go, and i don’t know what i’m diving into, just hanging by a moment here with you, there’s nothing else to lose, there’s nothing else to find, there’s nothing in the world that can change my mind, there is nothing else…
… You must think i’m strong, to give me what i’m going through… forgive me if i’m wrong, but this looks like more than i can do on my own… maybe that’s the point, to reach the point of giving up, ’cause when i’m finally, finally at rock bottom… that’s when i start looking up and reaching out… ’cause i’m broken, down to nothing…
Man is vulnerable both to evil and to God; he is a vehicle, a channel, a dwelling place, a temple, a battlefield (Paul uses each metaphor) for good and evil. Which shall possess, indwell, master him—whether sin, evil, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience, or Christ, the Holy Spirit, faith, grace—it is for each man to choose.
- autarchy – economic independence or self-sufficiency
- exegesis – critical explanation or interpretation of a text
- exegete – an expounder or textual interpreter
- anthropocentric – regarding humankind as the central or most important element of existence