Dabar [theme]

He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou find refuge: His truth is a shield and buckler
Psalms 91:4

Be it ours,when we cannot see the face of God, to trust under the shadow of His wings. C.H. Spugeon

Monday, October 03, 2011

Legacy; Trancendence

Exodus 34:7, "Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation."

Whether we believe or understand or wish to participate, we are involved in a covenant relationship. Many are ignorant of how their life is mandated by their communion with those around them. Even in an economy which would only serve self this communion still exists and is predominant as a force. We cannot escape the relational import of a life, irregardless of the personal intent. A legacy is formed and established. What is past cannot be changed or altered, what is current is controllable to the extent with which a person will resolve themselves to decide and what is future and of a legacy nature is predetermined, now. Certain elements of our life will never be controllable or changeable, the impact of a legacy is in the thoughts formed by a life controlled emotionally, apart form the random circumstances of life. We decide how we react. It has been said that life is comprised of 10% action and 90% reaction.

Our emotional, and related directly to that, our spiritual core maintains communion with the source of life, God, and relationally with all those with whom we have contact. Even the coldness and impartiality of the Internet does not negate that relational import. We do not live in a vacuum of our choosing.

A legacy is formed of the everyday mundane, situating the meaning in my ordinary life experience. The meaning of my life is found in the covenental communion of this life. Who to love and what to love enable and empower trancendence.

If in this world you only love it, you will never transcend its limits.
If in this world you love God and your neighbour as yourself then your life will be surpassingly divine.

Make communion with God your first priority and possibly for the first time you can look the man in the mirror in the eyes without the gulf that emanates from a presumptive barrier of cultural, emotional and spiritual pride.

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