Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Living Spiritual Rhythms–December 18

Existential anxiety today drives a fear of losing self, meaning, and truth. Yet, the unwillingness to turn away from being one’s own authority increases. Generally, a hardness of heart and a lack of openness characterize much of the Western mindset, as it becomes fixated on itself and gives up on the possibility of finding adequate responses to its fears. In contrast to that which permeates our age, we desperately need to return to the God who is love, to truth that is sufficiently livable, to redemption in Christ, and to the power of the Spirit ― all of which can contribute to breaking the cycle of fear and lead to being truer selves.