“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Col 1:17
If there is no center that holds all things together, the pieces will surely fall apart and fly every which way. Yet we don’t seem to want to centralize all things and tend to consider them as individuals that may or may not be related to one another.
Relativism is the thing to go by nowadays. If all ideas are merely human opinions, then all ideas are equal and are free to compete for supremacy in the marketplace of knowledge.
One of the reasons why the Lord isn’t at all popular among the liberals and the so-called progressives is his unequivocal claim that he is the one and only, and his words are the absolute truth. It’s just ridiculous if a mere man makes such a preposterous claim and we can just laugh it off, since it’s so absurd and irrational. Someone who made such a claim must have been mentally off and should never be taken seriously.
If one considers having a centralized idea too tyrannical, let him or her try to lead a life without a center at all. What’s the use of looking for an exit in a maze if an exit doesn’t even exist? People cannot get lost if they are not attempting to get to a certain destination. I guess we will be somewhat reluctant to form friendship with someone who claims to be amoral, which is far worse than immoral, for we know where immoral people are generally heading in their actions; but the ones who are amoral can become corrupt beyond our imagination, and their potential for evil is limitless.
“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
When I find myself drifting away from the center and am overcome by concerns real or made up, such is the time when I need to make a U-turn by repentance. Turning to the Lord is the thing to do if there is nowhere to turn in life, and he is the anchor that keeps us from being tossed to and fro by the waves of the customs of this world.
Monday, May 28, 2018 6:56:00 AM