Saturday, February 27, 2010

Living What We Believe

I came across this quote that made me think about why I act the way that I do-

Friedrich Nietzsche scorned all who agreed with him that “God is dead” and went on living exactly the same as before. He called such people “odious windbags of progressive optimism” who think it is possible to have Christian morality without Christian faith. He said “They are rid of a Christian God and now believe all the more firmly that they must cling to the Christian morality…When one gives up the Christian faith, one pulls the right to Christian morality out from under one’s feet.”

In other words, if God is really dead/nonexistent, then why act in any way other than reckless and immoral.

Now flip that thought. What if the we believe the opposite? Do our actions align with what we believe. If we have the audacity to believe the absurd idea that Jesus is who he says he is, can we live even a remotely "normal" life?

In this Lenten season of the cross, food for thought...