While it isn’t wrong to find comfort in the words of Jesus that speak to us of loving our neighbor as ourselves, it IS wrong to miscalculate that we know the complete purpose of God in teaching this. My friend, life’s a story, stayed tuned for more on This Passing Day.
I’m a curious person. If you present a fact to me, I am always looking for a thread that will lead me elsewhere, especially when I am seeking clarification on something I don’t understand. Let me give you an example. Recently someone asked me about the Golden Ratio. Mathematically it is explained that “two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities.” Now that sounds a bit complicated. To put it into layman’s terms, God used mathematical principles to create matter. This is apparent in such things as the construction of a nautilus shell or the concentric proportions of tiny buds inside of a daisy blossom. This is where my thread led me. Specifically how it works is a matter of calculus, a subject I am in the dark about. Nonetheless I believe, as implausible as this discipline is to me, I will not debate its truth, knowing that my simple understanding is necessarily underpinned by a truth that is far more important to be true than my not understanding it in the first place.
Here’s a story. D.M. Stearns was preaching in Philadelphia. At the close of the se