Sunday Walk 5

Morning sunlight through the trees and to the pond

When you have reached your own room, be kind to those who have chosen different doors and to those who are still in the hall. If they are wrong they need your prayers all the more; and if they are your enemies, then you are under orders to pray for them. That is one of the rules common to the whole house.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics, 2002, page 11, at the end of the preface

Here is a song written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend. Wikipedia reports a controversy between the satisfaction theory of atonement and the ransom theory of atonement regarding the lines “Till on that cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied”. Although I don’t fully understand this controversy, I like this song. In doing so I hope I remain kind to those who have chosen different doors or who are still searching in the hall.

Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, sung by Kristyn Getty and Alison Krauss, In Christ Alone

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

12 thoughts on “Sunday Walk 5”

  1. Thank you, thank you, Brother Frank–this is one of my fave songs! And I really appreciated the message in C.S. Lewis’ words–God is working on me to be more loving, kind, tolerant, patient. You’d think by nearly 68, I’d have the notions of Grace, love and mercy firmly fixed in my heart…but clearly I’m sorely lacking. But I have hope, now that the Holy Spirit has brought it to my attention–we can’t really surrender if we’re blind to what needs to be humbly surrendered–so I’m grateful for His Light today. May HE bless you so abundantly this week ❤

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      1. Oh this was a good choice, Frank–thanks for sharing it, as it blessed me to hear it again. Love that the Holy Spirit doesn’t “drive or force” us, but “leads” us–and with Peace! I was thinking, too, about how the “great commission” is different for each of us–we’re not all sent as missionaries to foreign countries…perhaps some of us are simply sent to blog 🙂 Bless you, Brother ❤

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