Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Thirds

It occurred to me the other day, I can sum up my entire life in two lessons:

  1. the first 2/3 of my life were spent learning I am not a good person

  2. the last 1/3 has been spent learning that God is



That's certainly a summing-up: some might even call it an oversimplification. But I think that's basically all I've managed to learn in 36 years: God is good, I am not.

3 comments:

Chuck said...

Here's the kicker: that we, who are not good, are called to be His servants and to do good.

Good to have more clumsy-ox-odxy after a hiatus.

KingJaymz said...

The Lord did not allow me to tarry long in the "I am good" place. But a few years, is all. For me, I have spent the last four years struggling to grasp, "What does my badness and the Lord's goodness work out to in this life, if I've already trusted Him for the next?"

It'd be temptingly easy to cite a few proof-texts here, but I think God wants the mystery to linger. There is more to be learned on that path...(insert expletive)...though I'd rather take the easier.

Shan said...

Hm. As a credo, it's not bad...for myself I would amend it like this:

God is good, luckily, because I am not.