Saturday, 9 February 2008

Life At Its Best - 12 on Joy (from the chapter on Blessing)

Because [Karl Barth] refused to take himself seriously and decided to take God seriously he burdened neither himself nor those around him with the gloomy, heavy seriousness of ambition or pride or sin or self-righteousness. Instead, the lifting up of hands, the brightness of blessing.
-- p. 171-172, Life At Its Best by Eugene Peterson

Maybe I am too serious, and maybe it's because I take myself too seriously instead of taking God seriously as Peterson describes of Barth. ... maybe...

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