Monday, October 13, 2008

The Christian Life

Another perspective on the "why good works" question of the Christian life, from Eugene Peterson's book Leap Over a Wall:

The recurrent error of our technologically conditioned age is to look for what's wrong in our lives so that we can fix it, or what needs doing so that we can have something worthwhile to do. There are things wrong that need fixing, and there are things that need doing. But the Christian life starts at the other end -- not with us but with God. What is God doing that I can respond to? How is God expressing his love and grace so that I can live appreciatively and in obedience?

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