by Skip Moen, D. Phil.
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This word from Skip had me thinking about a question, who is responsible? Meaning, is God at fault for allowing this to happen or are we the ones with the “keys to the house” and our party wrecked it?
I believe, and we are actually discussing this on Wed nights, that this is our world created for us. We were given the “I am finished creating and now its time to interact” with Shabbat. So We were given the key’s to the house, and instructions on how to take care of it, interact with it, and abide in it.
So why is it God’s fault? Seems a more introspective and somewhat vulnerable view would be to admit it’s our fault. We decided to go our own way and do our thing. Should we really be surprised?
Turning to/returning to God is our way of saying, help me from this day forward to interact with you the way you say, follow the instructions you set, and treat others the way you want us to treat them. Love God with all that you are and treat others like you want to be treated. All hinges on those two but so much more…