I have no idea where I am going
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself,
And the fact that I think I am following
your will does not mean that I am
actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please
you does in fact please you.
And I hope that I have that desire in all
that I am doing.
And I know that if I do this, you
will lead me by the right road
though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always
though I may seem to be lost
and in the shadow of death, I will
not fear, for you are ever with me
and you will never leave me
to face my perils alone.
"Christianity from the beginning has always been a threat.. When you say ‘Jesus must be the center of your life’- that’s a demanding claim. So, undermine him if you can: say either he didn’t exist, or he’s not what the Gospel said or he didn’t rise from the dead. If you do that, you don’t have to deal with him. But if he is what he says he was, and he did rise from the dead, then you ‘have’ to deal with him and he must be the Lord of your life. This is the great counter-cultural claim. Christianity is still the great ‘alternative’. And for those who are uneasy, they have to attack it."
"Adam and Eve represent the desire to ‘grasp’ at what God alone fully knows. God’s command over Good and Evil. When I seek to ‘know’ it- in Malick’s terms: “how does ‘grace’ and ‘nature’ relate to each other? How is everything making sense?” When I try to ‘grab’ that and have it, I assume a God-like position. And I’m thereby denied access to ‘real’ life. The point is a kind of ‘surrender’ to God."
"When Chesterton became a Christian, and began to believe in God, that’s when he knew that he’s “not meant to find his ultimate happiness here in the goods of the world”. And in that moment, he said he “began to ‘enjoy’ the world."
"United to [Christ], Christians can spread the light of the love of God, the true wisdom that gives meaning to the existence and action of men, in the midst of the darkness of indifference and selfishness."
"We were born in a dark age out of due time (for us). But there is comfort: otherwise, we should not “know”, or so much love, what we do love. I imagine the fish out of the water is the only fish to have an inkling of water."