Monday, March 13, 2006

Too Close to Christianity ?

G.K. Chesterton The Everlasting Man "THERE are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. The other is to walk round the whole world till we come back to the same place"
The point of this book, in other words, is that the next best thing to being really inside Christendom is to be really outside it."

Some of Christianity's biggest critics are actually too close to it. Chesterton suggests that it may be good to step far enough away to see its beauty and reality. Against the backdrop of a sin sick world- the offer of the gospel is a pretty good deal.

A word of warning- for every step and minute spent apart from the Creator, there is a danger of no return.

We are one heartbeat away- we are on the precipice of eternity.

So if one feels they must step away to see it clearly- do it- but beware the danger.

And as soon as you see the beauty and meaning of it- run like hell to its shelter.

I do not step away- I cling to it. I know my faith is real because I can see everything else so clearly by it. Just communicating love and fear makes me realize God is there. I feel love- God must be there. I feel fear- God must be there. I can tell you about love and fear...God must be there.

We are so close to God we can't even see the plain evidence - right before the eyes of faith.

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