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The Unbearable Heaviness of Being

My quest for the eternal lightness

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“… so what is wrong for we true Christians to nip the bud of the deviated faith?

… his agenda is antichrist! …. a spiritual matter. It is the demonic forces at work “

As I read these statements (from an email I keep getting through mass circulation) I am reminded of Kierkegaard’s contention that we are never Christians; only attempting to be one. It reminds us of our fallen nature, how distorted and wretched we all are! Is it possible AT ALL that ‘true’ Christians like us can still be wrong in our approach?

I am not sure how demonizing or labelling someone as being antichrist helps us to walk with him even if he chooses a lifestyle that disagrees with what our conviction tells us. There is more to be done than just shouting loud enough for it to go away.

“… the people feared to protest openly the injustices in their society. Why would people be afraid of pointing the finger at somebody who is doing wrong? Because they knew that if they did, that would be the end of their advancement in society and at work. They did not want to blow the whistle on anybody else because they would get the reputation of being a troublemaker-and there went their future…”

There are more injustices in our society than just the issue of homosexuality; hence the above statement is well said. Are not we ‘true’ Christians also afraid of pointing our fingers at issues of corruption, marginalization, oppression and violation of basic human rights? Afraid of losing the freedom to exercise our faith maybe? This again reminds us of our hipocrisy and certainly turns the table around at ourselves, that we may choose a more gracious way to deal with the issue at hand, as we give of ourselves to the grace of God for all our insincerity. Don’t we ALL need to be redeemed?

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