Simple. Glory.

Posted: June 16, 2004 in Everything

I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking, writing, and praying about the glory that God has bestowed on humans. I like these words from Dallas Willard about the ‘habitation of the eternal.’

“The obviously well kept secret of the ‘ordinary’ is that it is made to be a receptacle of the divine, a place where the life of God flows….A Huston Smith remarks, ‘Just as science has found the power of the sun itself to be locked in the atom, so religion proclaims the glory of the eternal to be reflected in the simplest elements of time: a leaf, a door, an unturned stone.’ It is of course, reflected as well in complicated entities, such as galaxies, music, mathematics, and persons…This is why everyone, from the smallest child to the oldest adult naturally wants in some way to be extraordinary, outstanding, making a unique contribution…We were built to count, as water is made to run downhill. We are placed in a specific context to count in ways no one else does. That is our destiny.” (The Divine Conspiracy)

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