But if to fall, to fall with and into grace, for in the freedom of grace, falling and flying are the same;
The lifestyle of love is the only lifestyle worth living, for as we define ourselves as lovers and we define everyone in our lives as our beloved, we find the true joy of the Divine.
Even in my worst places there have been reasons to celebrate, moments to celebrate in, and people to celebrate with!
It is possible to be obedient to God and to disconnect from Him emotionally. I relied on Him for guidance, but not for strength. I knew He loved me, but my returned passion was restrained.
There is a single base ethic in Christianity and therefore, a single base ethic in Christian marriage. It is love.
God is always moving on, mixing new colors, writing new songs. The world will never understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ until His followers learn to live as we were created to live: In joy and laughter and sorrow and tears. We must dance our lives to the ever-changing music of God’s will.
I would much rather hurt among the living than be at peace among the dead.
Go live. Go love. Go search. Doomsday tomorrow or not, life is short. Get a life and live it with all that you have!
He loves us with an immense and powerful love, huge and stormy, with rolling thunder and flashing lightning and torrents of falling grace. He loves us like an ocean that always breaks against our shores and, tide after tide, seeks to draw us back into Himself. He loves us like True North loves a magnet, turning our attention always towards Him.
We have pulled down the Romance of God and replaced it with the golden calf of expedience and security. And so, we have lost our art; and our heart.