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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Christianity Enfleshed

I'm reading N.D. Wilson's new book, Death By Living. Beautiful words, lovely Saturday. And I am happy :)

"Christianity is no good at all as an idea. Stop thinking that an asserted proposition is the same thing as faith. It's a start. But it can also be a costume. Enflesh it.

And what is Christianity incarnate?

Merry Christmas. Join the wise men and find out. Follow the shepherds. Be blind by the road or hungry in a crowd or terrified in a boat or lame at a pool or dangling through the ceiling or a whore with too much perfume or a thief in a tree (or on a tree) or an adulteress facing execution or a liar or a sodomite or a hypocrite or a traitor or all of the above. Be guilty. Betray and despise all that is good and true and beautiful. Walk past that shocked soldier with the sour sponge on the stick. Stand with Mary at the foot of the cross. And see.

The cross is no idea."

(-N.D. Wilson, Death By Living.)

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