Things worth doing

by Chris Lorensson on August 29, 2008 with comments

There are things to do, and then there are things worth doing. This is no mystery, yet no matter how pervasive this principle, it still evades our daily lives. I believe that the highest calling a man can ever endeavour to fulfil is to simply love God. And what acts- what things worth doing respect the nature of such a calling? Perhaps this is an easy question, and no doubt there have been preachers, evangelists and urbanists who have done their deeds wholistically. But the principle remains to love God first.

A man who strives for such a calling surely will experience the highest heights and deepest depths of the Christian life – which encompasses the whole of life itself. Contemporary Christian ideology sees Christian life as a small segment of the pie-chart of world culture. What they do not realise is that culture is created by God, and therefor a pie-chart is the incorrect method to use when trying to represent this fragmentation because the ‘camps’ cannot actually be divided.

It would be more accurate to use a map of fragmentation; a block of culture marked by what is not yet under God. This also could not be represented in a linear fashion lest the model should fail. But this ‘fragmentation map’ should be wrapped around a sphere- independent of size and time. Endless and needless of scale.

I have travelled far and have met others far wiser than me. For every philosophical mountain I have scaled there are ten others where I have died at its feet. There are only self-imposed boundaries for the human mind- the bottleneck is found at God’s feet. We think our bodies contain our spirits, and the bottle (the world) contains our bodies, and God stands on the bottle, but the mind only lacks the strength to unstop the cork from inside the bottle. This weakness is called self. It can, however, be overcome. If one should only become his spirit and commune with God outside the bottle. For the vessel itself is only the body and mind, but the spirit is not controlled by the physical except by will.

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