Thursday, July 21, 2011

Offensive Crosses

It's so slightly creepy when God converges themes in your life all at once.  It feels a little like the twilight zone.  I've been doing a small group study with Jen and Joanna and we were going over Galations 5.  Add to that separate conversations with different friends all going through some clash between grace and law, and a baby Jesus follower growing in leaps with no obstacles in her path just yet....and you have a soundtrack for mystery and magic. ;)

So many good things in Galations 5, but the one that stood out to me was that the only thing that matters is faith expressing itself through love.  How do we miss that as Christians, 80 percent of the time?  And the other one was that the cross is offensive to us.  Paul says it is.  It offends us because it tears away the illusion we can be our own bosses on a righteous pedastal.  Whether that means rejecting Christ, or adding him to our lives but standing firmly on our own holy definitions.  Whatever they might be.

Galations 5 is basically a rant against pride.  When you get right down to it.

Praying for my baby Jesus follower that she will have some growing time free of the twisted Christianity that adds rules to grace.


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