This week, we killed Abu Sayyaf, a key ISIS figure. We have stepped into the same snare we have been stepping into since time out of mind.
The snare I’m speaking of is the dualistic view of God’s creation, so attractive to our sinful selves, in which we mentally divide the population of the world into “the good guys”, always identified with “us” and “the bad guys”, or “not us” then decide that it is the Divinely Ordained Task of the good guys to exterminate the bad guys. This view is so pervasive and so endlessly reflected and re-reflected in our consciousness that escaping from it is like trying to find your way out of a house of mirrors.
Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, God's Gardeners, by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text. Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.