There’s a word we are supposed to use, but I won’t.
With lack of intentional and circumstantial disbelief, its purpose is too succinct. It cannot and never will encompass an eternal reality for a moment of choice.
There’s just too much confusion. Parlaying between what I’ve come to understand and what I pray to be justifiable exception.
I’m not seeking lip-service. I am not seeking to be assured rules bend.
I’m just wondering if we don’t have all the details: explicit caveats, assured exceptions.
Maybe there are other branch outcomes. Much like speeding limits posted, everyone knows a tick or two higher or lower usually isn’t jail worthy. There’s a little give and take that inherently comes with variation in calibration, design and plan.
So, in what case is an offense not an offense? When it’s a defense? When it is a coping mechanism? When the voice of GOD says, “Now.”?
Who’s to say? At a funeral once, an officiate declared this as afterlife; “We hope they have ascended to heaven and are sitting at the right hand of God.” Adjacent, and unfamiliar with this religious vein, an astonished voice whispered, “He hopes? He doesn’t know?”
I’m not sure the declaration was a singularly aimed question of absolute in- or dis-clusion, rather just a reflection of an honest expression of unsureness. Perhaps it is assumptive to believe what I believe. Perhaps there is a divine humility in any cautionary advisement of the unknown.
I’d like to think this was something special; that it was not seen as a cut and dry affront to doctrine of any kind. I’d like to think this event found welcome – with open, healing arms of grace and love and reward for having been so perfectly incapable of anger or rage or malicious intent. Because, after all, God knew before he was born.
I just hope the angels realize what they have.
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Enjoy this Week’s Discovery Links:
Out of the Darkness: http://www.sos-walk.org/sos/surviving.htm
Angel of Grief: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_of_Grief