Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Spiritual Rhythms of Life for Today

Be realistic about, but don’t be resigned to sin. That is, in this present life we will fail to obey and relate to God, the other, the self, and the world as we should. But this does not mean that we ought to have a status quo or laidback attitude to sin, as if, ‘oh well, that’s the way it is and we’re all flawed anyway. So be it.’ This outlook flies in the face of redemption, transformation, and destiny. Working against sin in our own lives and in the world is part of our new direction. While we remain sinful in being children of God, the latter should increase and the former decrease, as we go about living spirituality in community with God and each other.