Love, Life, and Fulfillment
We've been talking a lot lately about the image of God in humanity, particularly as it plays out in our pursuit of love, life and fulfillment. Along these lines, Krissy has gone and spilled her guts again, and I think her comments are worth reading (I appreciate introspective people). Here's a snippet:
My pet theory leans perhaps a little on the mystical side. I think that we are created for crazy intimate love with God, a union of which sexual inimacy on earth is just a mere shadow of the real.Click here to read the whole thing...
I have no way to prove this of course, thats why its a theory. But it seems to me that our relationships here, valuable though they are, are not ever going to ultimatly fulfill. We get confused and think they will and we try to suck as much love out of them as possible, but people are not capable of the kind of love we really need or want.
Yeah, you say, but God doesnt seem so fuzzy lovey in much of the Bible and if he loved us than why does bad stuff happen like genocide and natural disaster, war, heartbreak, etc.
Well, i havnt quite worked out that part of the theory yet, but i can say that things here on earth are fucked up, they are not the way they are supposed to be, but they are in the process of being set right because Jesus has come to usher in a new order of things.