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06 January 2009

Tension: Latent Hostility

I wonder sometimes what agape looks like. What would unity within diversity look and feel like. For the most part it seems that we are more willing to accept various degrees of tension, underlying / latent hostility or frustration, and somehow justify our feelings, and assume that we live relatively loving lives. Relative to what though?

If we are commanded to love each other...and if the Creator of the Universe deems that possible... how do we accomplish this? Have we? 

Maybe in this instance dependence is maturity. Maybe it is impossible for us to do this on our own. Maybe it is more a matter of surrender than discipline. Maybe it will require a position of rest, not having a full view of the future or what wrongs we will endure...we simply rest in the knowledge that He is alive and working in us to will and to act according to His purpose, to His essence: Love.

Maybe it is possible, and we just haven't experienced it yet...

1 comment:

  1. can one rest in the tension? can there be peace in the midst of the war around us?