Monday, October 21, 2013

John 3:19a, 21

Aspen, Colorado after an early morning snow 

And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light....But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.
John 3:19a, 21 

We can speak of the tension of living our life for Christ and in Christ or for ourselves. We Lutherans talk about this as being simultaneously both saint and sinner. But first, we have to care enough that the difference matters. Coming to the light brings its own risks and is not without some humorous possibilities. Imagine trying to hide things from the light believing that in the darkness Christ can't see what we are doing for which we feel shame. As if the author of all creation, the author of our salvation, won't remember to bring a candle.

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