It seems to me that God’s whole reason of creating and redeeming is that God wants people to bless people to be a blessing (i.e., God-relationship). I even wonder if blessing is not a choice for God as much as it is a natural outflow of God’s nature—who God is. When we jockey for position with […]Read more "limit(less) 4: parts of a whole"
We all want to be heroes. We’ve all probably had fantasies in which we save the day. Having such fantasies is normal…unnecessary and unhelpful…but normal. When it really goes bad is when we get lost in our delusions of grandeur. We get lost for many reasons. Perhaps we’ve gotten lost because we doubt that we have meaning…and . Maybe […]Read more "limit(less) 3: filled with glory"
If we were honest and self-reflective, the truth is that most of us can’t help but spend much of our time manicuring and managing an image for ourselves. We live as if we’re in the market for a public relations firm. If Jesus had a public relations firm, they would have advised him against doing […]Read more "limit(less) 2: true image"
Do you ever get nervous for characters when you’re watching a movie–even though you sort of realize the characters are fictional? Movies are especially tense when a character lives a lie, when a character lives beyond the limits of his/her true identity. God blesses us–unveils “complete joy” in our lives–when we prayerfully and intentionally live within […]Read more "limit(less) 1: the blessedness of limits"