Monday, April 02, 2018

This week's lesson (March 31 - April 6): the Cosmic Controversy

On some other world, possibly it is different. Better. There are clear good and evil alternatives. Not these obscure admixtures, these blends, with no proper tool by which to untangle the components. -- Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle
"And there was war in Heaven" -- a war that pitted God against Satan, Good against Evil, the Forces of Light against the Forces of Darkness" . . . 

In Heaven, yes.

Here on earth?

It's a little more complicated.

And it's not that good and evil don't exist . . . that we can't choose between them . . . and that our choices don't make a difference.

No, all of these things are true.

But not every disagreement is the Battle of Armageddon -- in fact, there's usually a little bit of good, even in the worst of Them . . . and a little bit of bad, even in the best of Us.

And again, this doesn't mean our choices don't make a difference.

But when we choose, let us do so with humility.

When we disagree, let us do so with kindness.

And if we must fight, then let us do so with the knowledge that God loves Them just as much as He loves Us.

There may be a war in Heaven, after all.

But that doesn't mean we're always fighting it here on Earth.

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