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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Joy of Disappearing

Therese of Lisieux is recorded as saying - "Jesus, accomplished for me in an instant what I had been unable to do in a life-time. I forgot myself and henceforth I was happy."

This woman discovered what God has been attempting to tell us from the beginning of time. Moments of joy are not found in self-satisfaction, but in self-forgetfulness. Humility is not trying to think less of oneself, but thinking of oneself less often. To observe those atheists who gaze at the universe, both macro and micro, and who then think highly of themselves for having done so is to watch pathology in motion.

The joy that we are rightly drawn to in times of momentous contemplation is meant to draw our attention to something far greater. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the universe proclaims His handiwork.” Psalm 19:1

Those who think humans too small and planet earth too insignificant to point to God have made the classic mistake of human nature.

It is not about us.
The universe, both macro and micro is meant to draw our attention to a Creator. Christians have learned that the point is not to make us small, but to show how incomprehensibly great is our God. 

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