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God’s grace undermines ’cause and effect’

The experience of God’s grace in our lives completely undermines the notions of ’cause and effect’. His grace doesn’t touch us because we have been good. And the good things in our lives are not the effect of us being good.

This could easily explain why there are so many religions out there and so many people willing to join them. It is very hard to accept that good and bad things happen to both good and bad people – and that we won’t know why until we’re with God!

We surely do thirst for justice, but sadly we thirst way more for punishment. God’s grace breaks that cycle of perversion and forgives the just and the unjust! How many people do you know would be fine with that? Would you?

 

 

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The ‘good’ guy & the ‘bad’ guy

june10

There’s a disturbing process in politics that’s largely fed by social networks: the idolization of the ‘good’ versus the demonization of the ‘bad’.

My dear friends, make no mistake:

A) There’s no good in this world to be glorified.
B)  We are in no position to demonize the bad.

Our nature is bad.

Stop glorifying Obama. Stop demonizing Trump. They’re just like the rest of us.

There is a much greater danger when oppressing others for the sake of ‘advocating’ for the common good. Oppressing others in the name of doing good is pure evil.

You know that feeling that you’re teaching someone a lesson? Pure evil. Yup, you heard me! It’s pure evil!

Jesus used to be extremely critical of the ones who were not ‘practicing what they preached’ – the ones who, in the eyes of society, were ‘good’. But Jesus knew they were not good. And using the appearance of good to judge others was by far the most criticized behaviour – not adultery, not prostitution, not murder.

This life has always been and will always be full of struggle. What makes it easier and more bearable is our divinely inspired ability to empathize, connect and work together.

Let’s build bridges. Enough of them have been broken already.