an occasionally insiteful theologist opined on a blog:
;"Suppose a man should come to his dinner table, and there should be a knife laid down, and it should be told him, ‘This is the very knife that cut the throat of your child!’ If the man would use this knife as a common knife, would not everyone say, ‘Surely this man had but very little love to his child, who can use this bloody knife as a common knife!’"
the analogy gos on to compare:
How can sin not be hateful to us—if we seriously consider how hurtful it was to Jesus Christ?”
to which i ask, as i would.....and?
who told him? if it was in random places of my certain knowledge the teller would e a backbiting drama starter.
when was the last time we got a report of Jesus caring what people thought of Him?
but, let us stick with the image offered thru the inestimable mj:
if such an event occurred, would a loving father say, "i never want to see that knife again" ???
if so, then why do "Christians" cover the earth with images of the cross??
seems vaguely tacky to me.
sin isn't a knife that murdered Jesus. it's the natural state of not being Him.
And jesus was a sailor
When he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching
From his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said all men will be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While suzanne holds the mirror
so....is perhaps not the real choice not turning from sin, but turning towards those in need?
what would buffy do?