16 April 2013

A Few More Thoughts

I took a class last semester during which the professor said something this effect in reference to evil:
God doesn't kick evil in the ass; God let's evil overstep its bounds, let's evil take more than it is allowed to take.  At that point, through Christ, God points out that evil has overstepped and evil falls apart.  Evil doesn't know it's own limits: that's why it fails.
This was the content of my prayer last evening.  Evil never knows its limits.  It never knows that it has already lost.  It doesn't know that victory has been achieved.

Our response?  Augustine teaches:
Now it is your unquestioned desire to sing of him whom you love, but you ask me how to sing his praises. You have heard the words: Sing to the Lord a new song, and you wish to know what praises to sing. The answer is: His praise is in the assembly of the saints; it is in the singers themselves. If you desire to praise him, then live what you express. Live good lives, and you yourselves will be his praise (Sermon 34).

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