Sunday, January 15, 2012

 

Sunday Reflection: The Dangerous Christ

Today I am prosecuting Jesus again, and I have the same inner torment that goes with that. I am very careful in writing a closing, and painstaking about my preparation, and each moment seems to drain me of a few drops goodness. My critical thinking/prosecutor side turned against my faith is difficult for both.

It is hard to avoid the fact that Christ was dangerous-- dangerous to the institutions at the center of society (then and now), dangerous to power and wealth, dangerous to settledness and comfort. There is a way in which his message often seems to tear against what feels like the natural law... our natures lead us to comfort and safety, and he sends us out in the opposite direction. How can that be?

God does challenge our very natures through Christ. Realizing that shakes up every settled notion.

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