Ah, the silly father’s of the early church. So lost so confused. So sad. They really mucked up a lot of things for the rest of us from the very beginning.
Perfectly imperfect: of course the most famous person in all human history would be born a nobody. Of course the savior of all the world should need to be protected and saved right out of the womb. Of course he that would bring the first real examples of radical equality should be on of the oppressed.
May this Christmas Eve bring you nothing more, and nothing less, than exactly what it is the season for!
Have faith, that no matter what that may be, it is exactly what you need.
The ancients recognized an annual pattern and began to model some of humanity’s earliest spiritual concepts from their observations of the Solstices. The fading sun became a symbol of our inevitable death.
We manly-men style ourselves as creative powers unto ourselves. We love to point to things in our lives from homes, to boats, to tables, to businesses, and even children and loudly proclaim, “I made that. That’s mine.”
Is it mine?
When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. 22. But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up the spoils. – Luke 11:21
Why must The Adversary be set free from his prison in the abyss after 1,000 years? What kind of victory is THAT?
What is this “sin against the Holy Spirit”? Why can’t it be forgiven???
9. Who is it he is trying to teach? To whom is he explaining his message? To children weaned from their milk, to those just taken from the breast?
10. For it is: Do and do, do and do, rule on rule, rule on rule; a little here, a little there.
Why does Christ heal one man of paralysis and warn him to “stop sinning”, and yet later he heals a blind man and teaches that infirmity is not the punishment for sin?