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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Daily Thought: Bringing Clarity to Life

A great many arguments about God—God's existence, God's nature, God's actions in the world—run the risk of being like pointing a flashlight toward the sky to see if the sun is shining.  It is all too easy to make the mistake of speaking and thinking as though God (if there is a God) might be a being, an entity, within our world, accessible to our interested study in the same sort of way we might study music or mathematics, open to our investigation by the same sort of techniques we use for objects and entities within our world...The difficulty is that speaking of God in anything like the Christian sense is like staring into the sun.  It's dazzling. It's easier, actually, to look away from the sun itself and enjoy the fact that, once it's well and truly risen, you can see everything else clearly.

N. T. Wright, Simply Christian, HarperOne (2006), p. 56

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