PoMoHippy CharisMystic. ----------
“Ministry means the ongoing attempt to put one's own search for God, with all the moments of pain and joy, despair and hope, at the disposal of those who want to join this search but do not know how.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Psalms 103 lil gems.
Ok.... so have been thinking about “Atonement” and what that means.............
“someone has to Pay”- mentality.
We keep blaming God for that mentality, but i maintain, that is our own creation, born out of fear and not faith, that God’s Justice isn’t Sufficient.
God’s sense of Justice, it certainly seems to be, much more Grace filled than our fickle hearts. (Thankfully)
I think Psalms 103 has a bunch of nuggets for this season, as i’m painfully learning.
15 As for man, his days are like grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
This summer i’ve watched the grass wither within a week of not having water. I “GET THAT” verse now. Interesting that it takes an emotional drought and a physical one to hammer that home in my heart.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
Shit, i’m thankful for that... cuz that’s where this crazy thing called Grace comes in.
14 For He Himself knows [e]our frame;
He is mindful that we are but dust.----------
another version says that "He remembers our frame that we are but dust.
I'm thankful for that today.
I just want to ENTER this day with that Thanksgiving.