Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Living Spiritual Rhythms - April 8

Disease, suffering, and death are awful, though I’d wager they’re not awful because ‘it should not be this way,’ but rather because of the terrible personal, familial, and relational consequences that are unleashed in such circumstances. As far as I can tell the actual world has never been any different. That is, there was no golden age; an illusory perfection or a paradise way back when, which means there’s no ultimate standard to compare with this actual world. Thus, a better direction than turning to the past, or at least so it seems, is to envision an imaginary future possible world through which God will generate a thorough going transformation of the actual world, so it won’t any longer be as it always has been.