Monday, December 16, 2013

Reflection for the Week–December 16

Many Christians today have given up on being part of the larger biblical story that flows through space and time. Creation, humanity, Israel, and the rescue plan for the world inaugurated by the Messiah, are just too dense and complex. All that matters nowadays is the individual’s story with God. True, this is far from irrelevant, but when it’s all reduced to me and God, the major plot and sub-plots of the narrative are woefully missing. Not only is such a view desacralizing, but it’s downright dehumanizing as well. Desacralizing because it gravely misunderstands who God is and dehumanizing because it seriously misunderstands who humans are.