Friday, July 2, 2010

FHL - What is a compassionless Christianity?

What is a compassionless Christianity?

What does one do when heartburn is replaced by cold truth? Can the two be reconciled? The cold Truth of God's intimate Love should burn an everlasting ember but a slow burn is as much a painful existence as a passionless romance. I've been burning slow, dipping my feet in murky waters. Does anybody wish to burn anymore? To live a rough and rocky mystery in Christ to the end of this life? Does anybody want to burn with compassion?

But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss
for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to
the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have
lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in
him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that
which comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ - the
righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings,
becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection
from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been
made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took
hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But
one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is
ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me
heavenward in Christ Jesus. [ PHILIPPIANS 3:3-14 ]