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Description: We've been saying that you personally have a loving father who made you part of his only son so that he could express in your life something of himself and could add something to his creation through you.He also wants you to accept his adoption of you a
Day 39: Living Daily in Reality: The Twin Dynamics of Living in Reality
We’ve been saying that you personally have a loving father who made you
part of his only son so that he could express in your life something of
himself and could add something to his creation through you.
He also wants you to accept his adoption of you as his child now that you
are able to see what life without him is like – that’s the other reason
you’re here on this wayward planet.
But he has foreseen what your reaction would be – so he has in his love
remade you and your life and all your circumstances in eternity – in a
kind of parallel universe such as the quantum physicists hypothesize.
Living daily in reality is living by faith that the spirit of the
creator’s son is working with the acquiescence of your human will –
inside you – to reconcile your attitude to his – and outside you – to
reconcile your circumstances to his will. These are the twin realities of
living in reality. Our maker has foreknown all the attitudes that you
would have and all the circumstances that you would face – he has borne
them all in his only son, neutralized their fatal effects, and recreated
them in timeless space so that they can be actualized here. So faith is
simply acceptance of that reality.
Thus the 2009 worldwide recession resulted from banks and home-buyers
acting as if they had more money than they actually possessed. They were
assisted and encouraged to do this by a culture of greed and deception
that gripped society in the first decade of the twenty-first century.
Desire for the security of things and the significance of conspicuous
consumption usurped confidence in a loving Father who knows everyone he
has made. Our Maker was not caught off balance, nor are we able without
him to rectify the internal and external mess, but he has! And his son,
whom we know in his historical existence as Jesus Christ, is working
inside and outside you to manifest this resolution.
So our Maker sees each one of us as we stretch our finances a little more
to buy on credit a bigger house or a better car. He provides warning
signs along the way as we miss a payment or have an unexpected expense,
but we put our trust in the national prosperity and the plentiful loans
available. The bankers and the realtors and the stockbrokers all do the
same. Meanwhile the international bankers are packaging our loans
together with other under-financed loans and using them as partial
collateral for even larger commitments, until the whole world pretends it
has hundreds of times more money than it actually has. So mankind
deceives itself until it is completely dependent on the imaginary
financial assets that do not actually exist.
Only the slender thread of true assets continues to be glimpsed by some
few financial consciences sensitized by the mysterious grace of our
Maker’s mercy. Gradually that mercy begins to manifest the stresses and
incongruities that are built into the world-system of currencies and
deficits, of real estate appreciation and actual housing needs, of
commercial expansion of retail malls and actual growth of demand. The
Maker allows us to move to the edge of the precipice of unreality and
lies so that we see the abyss open before us while his Son’s spirit cries
out faintly through a few consciences and clear minds that point to a way
The urge we have to establish and maintain our autonomy is persistent so
that we want to be healed “lightly”; this means we want to be rescued but
hope to maintain our trust in ourselves rather than in the faithfulness
and authority of some creator-God. Thus there is always this resistant
manipulatory streak that carnal nature cannot get rid of by its own power
– it seems as if it has been perverted into an alien form which cannot do
what it was originally designed to do – live by the power and life of its
creator. In the recession of 2009 this will express itself in strong
tendencies to paper over dishonesties and apply short-cut cover-ups
rather than analyzing carefully the actual errors and lies. Often the
complexities of lies and pretense are so layered that many of us will
either succumb to suicide or emerge from the recession unwilling to face
life without lies and dishonesty.
But our creator allows this kind of disaster to hold the world back from
absolute chaos so that each one of us can enter the reality of life with
our Maker’s attitude and friendship – let’s talk about that next time.
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