The blog was called “God Things” back then, so I wrote a lot about God from a Christian perspective.
The first post was about being recompensed. That all evil must be paid for…and we all know it because we beat ourselves up for our own evil. We create our own hell, thru our own guilt and shame. Then there is God who saves us from it, which is the most important thing.
Side note: the concept of an ultimate evil or hell is hard to reconcile with the Christian idea of “God.” God is all-knowing, everywhere, everything, and all-powerful. So where is there a place for “no God,” or hell, an interesting puzzle? The idea that God is Ultimate is, by definition, the only Ultimate there is…there can’t be 2 of them…heaven and hell. Otherwise, there are 2 Ultimates, and that’s a problem. Anyway, we will get into that later. See, I graduated.
Then I wrote about trying to educate a “fool,” who doesn’t listen. I wonder how many times I haven’t listened…and that makes me a fool! How about you? Let’s get real here!
Next, I wrote about a missionary having a crisis of faith in the face of the devastation in Haiti. He had a frank conversation with God, and how he needed to keep his faith. I then questioned how our faith is. Do we blame Him when times are bad…or run to Him to save us… and, otherwise, ignore Him. Or do we realize that Faith is rewarded, and, really, there is no other one to turn to… I like that!
Then I talked about how St Paul called the Galatians poor, silly, thoughtless, unreflecting, and senseless. Whoa, pretty heavy… Am I, are you the same… with our 1 hour of church, 5 minutes of devotions, and then…what. I said God has many deeper things for us…actual miracles… to do. I like that too.
Next one was about becoming free of our addiction and constant temptations…that we give in to… and realizing that we are Sons and Daughters of the Most High…and the way to Freedom is having an intimate relationship with Him.
Then I wrote about not having a past…as relating to our sins. God doesn’t remember them, so why should we? We should be the person with “no past.”
The next one was a God Thing. He has a purpose for us. I wondered what that might be for me. I then said that all that needs to happen is to “rest in Him,” and that doesn’t seem like a lot of work. I then prayed the prayer of Peace. I feel better!!
Next was how do we get “There?” What, or where is “there” anyway. We all have an idea. Living a good life might be a good goal…but who has ever done that? Then there is the thing about being on your path. Well, that doesn’t work for psychopaths very well. We are too apt to become deceived…with the best of intentions. Then I said God has the right path and following Him will get us there. Brings up a lot of things that we can get into. Such as: how do we know the right path…and if we are getting it from God…and does any creed of religion know the right path…for us? We’ll talk about that.
Next, was Where is our Place? Where do we Fit In? Doesn’t it say that we are all part of One Body and we all “fit?” So we are part of The Plan, so we can have confidence and be Free, knowing the Creator is perfect and has a perfect place for us. That’s comforting, and also compelling and exciting!! So we all should get to know the Creator…intimately…overcoming the “I’m such a worm” mentality.
The Gospel of Mark…in the Bible…chronicles many miracles. They have caused much controversy, but they are there. The glaring absence of them in the “Church” is disturbing. Wonder what it would take to get a taste of that again. Again, intimacy and receiving love would make a very great impact.