Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Humans have turned their vocation upside down

The diagnosis of the human plight is then not simply that humans have broken God’s moral law, offending and insulting the Creator, whose image they bear—though that is true as well. This lawbreaking is a symptom of a much more serious disease. Morality is important, but it isn’t the whole story. Called to responsibility and authority within and over the creation, humans have turned their vocation upside down, giving worship and allegiance to forces and powers within creation itself. The name for this is idolatry. The result is slavery and finally death.
N.T. Wright, The Day the Revolution Began:
Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion
I'm listening to the audiobook but want to read it in print to let these ideas really sink in. It is early days but I really like it.

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