by John S. Lynch, Bruce McNicol, Bill Thrall
We thought we were cured.
We thought so, but most of us unwittingly carried an old, dead outlook into our new life. We couldn’t measure up to the standard we created, so we convinced ourselves it was God’s. We read his words through our grid of shame and felt ourselves fall farther and farther behind. We took it out on each other; judging, comparing, faking, splintering. Some of us retreated from the whole charade, becoming cynical, mistrusting, jaded from hope. Our marriages, churches, families, friendships, our marketplaces, our culture… they all need the cure.
But God’s cures rarely come in the form we expect.
What if, indeed, God is not who we think he is… and neither are we?