Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What Seperates Us from God...

"The chief thing that separates us from God is the thought that we are separated from God."

-Thomas Keating from Open Mind, Open Heart

2 comments:

Jason said...

I have had several conversations which people have told me the chief thing which separates us from God is not our thoughts but Sin.

Are these "thoughts" Sin? Are they the same thing or are they different?

My question is, "are we really ever separated from God?"

Why are we so set on believing that we are separated from God because of Sin. Perhaps we are not actually separated at all, but only we need to think that we are because life is not a paradise?

This sort of thing seems like it could rub people wrong, but why are we set on believing we are separated from God?

postmodernpilgrim said...

maybe b/c when we believe we are separated from God, we can justify the need for the atoning sacrifice of Christ.

maybe what we believe to be separation maybe be self-imposed isolation from God.

these thoughts are not "sin" but the fact we have them might point to the state of sinfulness many believe we live in continually.