Friday, January 26, 2007
imagine a world that functions upon different principles, values and ideals than our own. imagine a world in which dogs do not eat dogs and the fittest need others to survive. imagine an upside-down economy in which the accumulation of wealth was seen as a means to bless others and power was in one's ability to give it away. imagine necks always sore from "turning the cheek" and love as our standard foreign policy. you've experienced it before- in the form of an unexpected gift, a gesture or a comment from someone so full of grace, you are left completely disarmed. you've glimpsed glory in such a way that your life was infused with Life. those moments make us believe... again. we need moments and events like those to be true, because if they are not then life is not. if this is as good as it gets... i'm out. but if the gospel is true, hope infuses every aspect of living... and the news which is truly good might surprise you today. it did me.