Tuesday, July 24, 2012
This article really sums up nicely the idea that heaven isn't our focus of the Christian life. Doing the will of God and living in communion with Him is our focus. As you read it remember that a new heaven and a new earth are coming (Revelation 21). I suspect that we will be living with God there, and I look forward to what that work entails
If we ever needed another reminder that our sin affects more than just us, just look at Penn State University. The sins of a few men in leadership have injured many who had nothing to do with the actions there, and had no idea it was happening.
Some of those injured include:
The players who cannot play in bowls through no fault of their own
The victims of Mr. Sandusky
The people who idolized Paterno and PSU
The non-revenue sports at PSU who may see a reduction in funding given the reduction in $$ from the football program
And the list goes on and on.
It is a good moment for us to remember that our sin can potentially affect many around us. And that is why God's grace is there to help us overcome the power of sin and death. We are called to live in community, not as Lone Rangers. Our actions, however big or small, affect others whether we want to admit it or not.
Lord make it so.