Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Methodist Message
I always look forward to reading the page The Bishop Writes by Dr Robert Solomon. I admire his grey matter between the ears and the clarity with which he expresses those ideas. The January issue does not disappoint. It's a really cheem topic about God and time. It's a topic which I had reflected and written on when I first started this blog. Except he expounds on the concept in ways that I could not have imagined. I particularly like this paragraph:
What appears most real and important to us now may be proven to be wisps of vapour one day. When time, our time on earth, is seen from another greater perspective, God may prove Himself to be the sharpest and most solid reality. It is better to discover that now than in eternity.

There's also an excellent piece written by Ben Stein on who he feels are the real stars of the world - not the Hollywood celebrities he used to write about but the unknown people who risk life and limb to make a difference in other people's lives. I find the following paragraph particularly encouraging:
I came to realise that life lived to help others is the only one that matters and that it is my duty, in return for the lavish life God has devolved upon me, to help others He has placed in my path. This is my highest and best use as a human. Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will.


pong said...

last para is absolutely spot on!

auntymich said...

yup yup yup