sexta-feira, abril 29, 2011

believing

A group gathered on regular basis in a room of an University for singing and sharing issues about faith and life. One day students who saw themselves as "intellectuals" were waiting for their class to begin in the next classroom. They saw people entering the other room for worship. Some of those in the "intellectual" student group were curious, some were indifferent about the worship student group. Others were discreditors and others mockers.

When the two groups were done a student "intellectual" spoke to the worship leader. Here are some of the comments.” I keep thinking - What makes individuals invest time in the Bible, faith and such. What causes individuals in the 21st century to believe in this?” The worship leader smiled and answered confidently. “I think that it's the same reason that all other individuals in the 21st century place faith in and invest time in what they believe.”

The leader was right. Humankind is always believing something. The worship group placed faith in God that through Jesus Christ humankind is drawn near in love that sustains them on a daily basis. That is what they believe made worship worthwhile whether on good or bad days.
Others base their faith on and are motivated toward partying, fun, the horoscope, medicine, fortune telling, government, friends, money, intellectual discourse and many other things. That’s because we can’t live without believing. Even where we live is based on the fact that we have faith in the belief that the roof won't cave in on us.

Humankind can’t help but believe. Believing in God revealed through Jesus Christ is not absurd, as many individuals think. For us, it is
the most reasonable way to live! Our foundation, our orientation. God's promises are Divine and far beyond what any human options may propose.

Whether in 21st century or in all others to come.



Rev. Lucas André Albrecht
Chaplain at Ulbr, Parish Pastor at “St. Paul”,
Canoas ,RS, Brazil
www.twitter.com/lucasdje




Text revision:
Ms. Kim Starr, MA Practical Theology & Deaconess Certified
Spiritual Life Program Assistant
Cedar Lake Lodge and Residences
Care-giving and Housing for Adults Living with Developmental Disabilities
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.


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