by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D.
The lonely path is always shared. This is the secret of Christ’s Cross. The person is indeed called to a singular destiny, but that destiny is and always was paradoxically communal. No one, perhaps, can believe for you—although, to be frank, I think it is part of the Christian vocation to do precisely that, to believe on behalf of those in the world who cannot yet believe; but all can believe in you, with you: more on this later.
The relative paucity of detail and scope in the modern self discourages, promoting a cutthroat calculation, an intrigue of the shallows. In contrast, consider Graham Ward’s elucidation of the much more expansive biblical alternative.
The Hebrew ‘heart’ (lev) . . . is the seat of the emotions . . . the place where thinking, believing, imagining and memory take place. It faces both the external and…
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