Tuesday, September 6, 2005

no remands for the blue skies
just somewhat reminded of the heart we're supposed to have. y'see, being christians, we follow a moral code somewhat, freedom within boundaries as some of us like to call it these days. i do believe in freedom within boundaries, simply because it protects us, as individuals, or as social beings. in fact, perhaps wot would dissuade from that notion would be utter nihilism or anarchy.

we are all in the downward spiral, we are all the darkest and blackest evil, we should not look toward self improvement, but rather self destruction for that is when we are truly alive.

but yes, i'm bringing up the point of the heart we're supposed to have, because i was just thinking to myself the other day, when sometimes as a christian i feel so left out, or missing out on certain fleshly desires. even more so, sometimes even within our own christian families, we have that "i told you so" mentality.

guess its more so of that mentality that sparked off my alarm bells. because sometimes i can be so intent on proving my thoughts, or theories right, that when finally someone acknowledges my supposed superiority, it can get really moralistic and self-righteous.

i'm right and you're wrong.

i deserve to go to heaven, and you don't.

oh man.. how many times have we ever felt that way? how many times did we not show the same mercy that Jesus himself extended to the thief that was crucified with him that day? when its almost our final vindication, that we suffer and toil for our Lord for that reward. and sometimes, some people who've got it easy in the sense that they did not go thru wot you did, still find the same salvation.

Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
Luke 23:43

there is no human price tag on salvation. it was fully paid by Jesus's death on the cross, lest we forget. that even, even the person who's always made fun of your faith, been a thorn in your side, ridicules you in front of many, and becomes a christian by the sharing of someone else (like you couldn't even be the one to turn him around). we should rejoice. we should rejoice despite all our own inadequecies, even the times we try to be God and administer salvation to our friends or enemies just so it makes us better christians.

we ought to rejoice, that our Lord has overcome all these petty squabbles.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8

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