When I say...I am a Christian
I'm not shoutingI am saved
I'm whisperingI get lost
That is why I chose this way†
I believe faith in God should produce humility, not too many certain truths. I believe knowing one's sinfulness and God's mercy should help one accept ones faults and be open about them. It should not make one more demanding towards other people, but more patient. I believe God is not small, so he can understand us wholly, and does not need to obsess about our wrongdoings. (March 20th, 2012)
He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing." (Luke 14:21)The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.
Rick Warren's speech about Purpose-Driven Life in the TED (Technology Entertainment Design) conference might shed a little light, did for me anyway.
About learning life
My faith is contradictory. With this I mean that I feel I have learnt a lot about life while
listening to Christians, however I am bad at explicating what I have learnt: The
process of learning I have gone through is not clear to me. It is somewhat clear
that I have learnt a lot about fear and the way sticking to the truth can help
avoiding fear, for example. But I have acquired this learning through indwelling a
faith that I can not give a sound reasoning for. I call it a trust towards someone I
do not know. As far as I can tell, I can not separate the lessons I
from their source, the Bible - although I am unsure about the mediators of the
lessons, fellow Christians.
God gave me faith in Jesus
while I was carrying out my military
at the age
I embrace many aspects about the Lutheran faith, but I am confused, and in some areas it is hard to see
the Bible as really relevant. On the other hand, there seems to be
nothing else that comes close, naturalists seem blind too. It seems I am way too
subjective to see whether Christianity is real or not. The
question seems just too complex - I am not a cultural
anthropologist nor a theologian. Why would God require
me to be one to be sure of the truth?
it would be strange to not have anyone to thank for everything
I have received. I often feel I can almost not handle all the good
is coming my way. Also, it is crucial to have someone to come to with
all my weakness, and with the fact that most of the time I just can not see
what is right.
Bible, see for starters 1. Cor
- Music video: Allison Crowe - Hallelujah
- My Christian links at delicious
- Daily prayer in various languages
- Someone else's account of faith I like
- See also: details about me