Friday, June 02, 2006

Grateful living before God and for others

From Miroslav Volf's Free of Charge, p. 36:

"Assertion of independence, pride of achievement, sense of entitlement, an absolute right to dispose with our goods--these are the ways in which we live in contradiction to who we actually are in relation to God. And in these ways, we, decent citizens, live as inveterate sinners. To live in sync with who we truly are means to recognize that we are dependent on God for our very breath and are grace with many good things; it means to be grateful to the giver and attentive to the purpose for which the gifts are given."

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