Monday, May 28, 2012

Reflection for the Week - May 28

Christians are taught to find themselves or to find God. This is an inadequate way of teaching what is true. In actuality, we have a deep need to find both God and ourselves. Questions about who I am and why I am should not and cannot be ignored, yet in order to discover answers to these important matters, we can only go so far without also asking who God is. Being attentive to finding both God and ourselves reaches a meeting point— a symbiotic configuration that has the capacity to and is a catalyst for recognizing that each has its dynamically appropriate place.  God is first and we are second.