Monday, October 27, 2014

Reflection for the Week–October 27

A misrepresentation of selfhood sets off a chain reaction, which pushes us in the direction of seeing ourselves falsely. This type of seeing has grave consequences, but one of the particularly devastating ways it manifests itself is in a meritocracy. That is, setting up our own standards by which to measure ourselves happens all the time. This is just the norm for so many. But such standards can tend to put God in the wrong place, while they also falsify us. God’s standards are not our own. They come to us through creation, cross, and new creation, showing us that freedom is not us being at the center of our lives.