Week 5 – 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.

More reflections will be on the home page.

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