Sunday, January 27, 2008
Just sitting here reading God's Word getting ready to bring a message to the folks in Barrier Church and was struck by the thoughts of a pastor from New Mexico. When asked what poverty of spirit means as in the Beatitudes. He said "it is my awareness that I cannot save myself, that I am basically defenseless, that neither money nor power will spare me from suffering and death. It is my awareness that I desperately need God's help and mercy. It is stepping away from the rule of fear in one's life, fear being the great force that restrains us from acts of love." It is this last part that captures me. I wonder what a world un-restrained by fear would look like? What do you think?