Saturday, July 2, 2011
Still reading “Can Man Live Without God” by Ravi Zacharias, I picked up a paperback copy of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” the other day and, only six chapters into it, find myself captured by a story written in 1957 that seemingly resembles today. She divides society into what appears to be a liberal right that thinks “equality” means wealth shared among all, a rich left (referred to as “looters”) that reasons those who have - should have more, the two extremes punctuated by a few individuals living with an “ethical” credo, a belief that a man’s life should have a purpose. The problem with that last group (as far as I can determine at this point, anyway) is with their definition of such term, leaving God out of the whole script. In that first book mentioned above, the author points to four essentials for humanity to possess meaning for their existence: wonder, knowledge of truth, love, and a sense of security, providing some good reading on the how, the what, and the why thereof. When all four draw their strength from a relationship maintained with the Creator, it matters not the person, it matters not the perspective. Christianity is not about how well we’ve got it all together, but how willing we are to give Him this day, this moment. Each of us is a work in progress, separated only by our segment of eternity, our environment and history within that segment as it has come to us, and the shaping of our genealogical inheritance…..
Posted by Jim at 7:52 PM