22605 Finding God in the mysteries of every day
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1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
In the inimitable wisdom of the Holy Spirit the Apostle Paul made the statement above to the troubled Church in Corinth a Greek city. The people there were using their own twisted perspective of the gospel in order to justify all kinds of aberrant behavior. But for you and I today this scripture carries a kind of weight and depth we would be well to consider before making any determinations either of our own righteousness or the sins of others. Seems like these days we splatter around guilty accusations and self-aggrandizement like Mardi gras candy from a parade float.
The older I get the more I sense that the truth of this passage goes deeper than even I had ever thought. I don’t know everything, my understanding is far from complete, and there are more facets of righteousness and forgiveness than I had ever imagined. The key to it all seems to be all tied up in my willingness to submit to the calling of the Holy Spirit and finding the inner strength to sublimate my pride.