Hurricane of the Heart

“How can you live with the terrifying thought that the hurricane has become human, that fire has become flesh, that life itself became life and walked in our midst? Christianity either means that, or it means nothing.  It is either most devastating disclosure of the deepest reality of the world, or it is a sham, a nonsense, a bit of deceitful playacting.  Most of us, unable to cope with saying either of those things, condemn ourselves to live in the shallow world in between.”  (N. T. Wright)

Wicked, Crazy or a Liar
“He’s right…either Jesus is a wicked liar or a crazy person and you should have nothing to do with him, or he is who he says he is and your whole life has to revolve around him and you have to throw everything at his feet and say, ‘Command me.’  Or do you live that misty ‘world in-between’ that Wright says no one can live in with integrity?  Do you pray to Jesus when you’re in trouble, and otherwise mostly ignore him because you get busy? Either Jesus can’t hear you because he’s not who he says he is– or if he is who he says he is, he must become the still point of your turning world, the center around which your entire life revolves.”   (Tim Keller)

(Art by Ruth Palmer)

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  1. You have a knack for finding such good material!
    I’ve heard the pearl one before but not the butterfly.
    It’s always a good reminder that our stuggles are not for naught!

    • Dear Andrea, isn’t it a comfort that “…In all things God works for the of those who love him and have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) And you are one of those!

      Love and blessings,
      ~Marion

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