"Christ did not bring religion; Christ brought the Kingdom of God." Fr. Alexander Schmemann
Monday, August 11, 2014
'Love Your Way Through' - Richard Beck
The other day I came across this line by Cornel West. It's a short line, but it captures so much about how I feel about life and living.
In describing how he tries to approach life West says his intention is
"to love my way through the absurdity of life."
To love our way through the absurdity of life.
I think a lot of theological conversation ends up in absurdity. In the face of pain. In the face of suffering. In the face of death. In the face of things we know nothing about.
In the face of all that absurdity I think Christians talk too damn much.
Me included, given the flood of words on this blog.
But the main reason I am a Christian is that it gives me a way to "love my way through." My Christianity isn't a metaphysical system. It's not a theory. It's not a creed or an orthodoxy. It's not a sacred book.