Wednesday, April 9, 2014

There is Always a Source

Jennifer Fulwiler wrote a good one here: The Saint of the NICU

My friend, who is the caretaker of our prayer line, brought it to my attention. It's how we, as Christians view our world and our interaction (and that of other's) within it.

There is a source, whether we see it or not, whether we know it or not, whether we recognize it are not, whether we accept it or not....

There is always a source.

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"I have no doubt that God worked through my dad during those harrowing two weeks. But I’ve always hesitated to say that, because my dad doesn’t believe in God.
"I know that, to non-believers’ ears, saying that their actions were the work of God might seem to take the credit away from them. It sounds like we’re saying, “You probably would have been sitting on the couch eating Cheetos if left to your own devices, but luckily God made you do something good!”
"But that’s not how we see it.
"We believe that God is the source of all goodness and love, and that any time anyone chooses an act rooted in agape — pure, selfless love — its source is always God. It’s kind of like when you get water from your sink: you might think of the water as coming from a spout in your house, but if you follow it to its source, you’ll find that it leads to a great river, far outside the walls of your home. You may not have ever seen it, but if you’ve tasted the water, you know the river."
 
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