So I am still struggling with Romans 5:1-5 (the kind of thing, once said that has the same reaction as ‘I am an accountant’ at parties…) so I am trying another way this week.
I found this during the week, and I should have used it:-
It immediately attracted my attention when I read this:-
‘I’ve said it before but Whenever I am in a real mess of pain, when a relationship has ended or I am in some kind of emotional suffering, and some well meaning Christian says “Well, when God closes a door, he opens a Window” I start immediately looking around for that open window so I can push them out of it. Which is to say, I don’t find ignoring the difficult reality of our lives in favor of some kind of blindly cheerful optimism to be hopeful I find it to be delusional’.
…and I wanted to yell ‘preach it sister!’
And then, in between reading an ‘airport novel’ (well my brain needs a rest), I have been reading Kester Brewin ‘Other’ which is singing my song. I underlined this, which has a similar theme:-
‘So many churches have become afraid of the dark. Driven by success and the need to keep the money coming in to keep up the payments and keep the vibe positive, all mention of the night is avoided.‘ (p66).
Memo to self: keep it real today.