Thursday, November 20, 2008

Opposition

We are creatures of a severe dichotomy. Flesh. Spirit--Opposed. Our two natures are contrasted directly and this truth is daily evident. We live in a paradox. Be in the world, but not of it--good advice, but maddening reality. We are to walk in the spirit and not in the flesh, but which will reign today? Denial of "self" is unnatural, but what is natural and what is "self" really? Which is the "real" us--flesh or spirit? They cannot be divorced. What then?

1 comment:

David_Gregroy said...

I think it goes without saying that both of these components are the "real" us. But more reassuring than any other question that your thoughts raise is our inability to cling to the side of us that brings life. Because in that truth we find Christ is highlighted as the only solution to a chronically broken state of living.