25 January 2017
A Necessary Progression – Opening Thoughts
Greetings Dear Reader,
Recently someone tried to tell me what a good man I am. I do not believe that I am a good man. I can easily recall a time when I was nothing but a mass of anger and pain. I can clearly recall the thoughts, desires, and actions the evidence the contrary. I see clearly that I am not good but rather fallen and in need of daily grace.
With that understood I have left behind most of the anger and learned to manage most of the pain. It is not anything I have accomplished and I am no better than anyone else. Instead it is a moment by moment yielding to that which has been imparted to me. It is stepping into the grace offered me.
Since I did not come fully to the idea of loving others it is important that I review the necessary progression that got me there. It will be a short venture along the path but perhaps in it I can renew my strength and impart something of value to you Dear Reader.
In a time when our land desperately needs to see the path to loving our neighbors and enemies it is important that I recall how I got here. Walk with me for a spell as we find the necessary progression. As always I value your thoughts and questions.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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