Fifth Week of the Online Retreat

Sin and Evil: Appalling Rebellion

Wherever there is sunlight, there is going to be shadow. This week’s guide invites us to think about the shadow side of everything we’ve reflected on so far.  Each of us has our own dark side that’s hard to face, yet face it we must if we are to be whole.  But the entire cosmos has a dark side too.

In order to realize and appreciate the saving work of Jesus Christ, we have to acknowledge our need for salvation, that is, recognize that we are sinners.  I think the advice in the guide to use our imaginations to picture images of evil in our lives and our world can be very helpful. Sadly, it’s not hard to find those images, but it is hard not to be overwhelmed by them.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: