In a world that demands we make a big impact and a great first impression, the kingdom of heaven is discovered in the unimpressive, day-to-day smallness of things.
Acceptance is more than admitting the facts at hand. It is the meeting point with the Author of our faith.
We are born into a labyrinth where the clues on the walls are mixed with lures that get us lost. Like the legend of Theseus and the minotaur, the danger is far greater than just wasting time. Going through the labyrinth is a life-or-death affair. In the same way Theseus traced his steps through the maze with a line of thread, we also have a line by which to thread the maze of possibilities before us: by listening our way through them.
In a world whose troubles dwarf our own, is joy possible—even permissible?
Freedom and joy come by the acceptance of our limitations, by realizing that in fact these actually define who I am as a unique person.
The overall arc of human history is released in Genesis 1 & 2, is redeemed from missing its mark by the Lamb, and reaches its intended destination in Revelation 21 & 22. God transforms Chaos to Comos, and we transform the Cosmos into a global garden-city: the Cathedral where God dwells with Man.
The Hebrew verbs communicate a distinct personality and tender ethos of the “LORD God” as he introduces himself to the reader.