“The goal here isn’t simply to not sin. Our purpose is to increase the shalom in this world…”

I’ve been thinking about this a bit. It’s so easy to fall into this trap, isn’t it? As a Christian, I can so easily focus in on simply not sinning. But to go beyond that, to do more than just not do bad, but to actively do good… I’m reminded of a quote I once heard, about how all that it takes for evil to flourish, is for good men to do nothing. In other words, apathy allows evil to flourish. That’s what I take from it I guess.

But what does that actually look like in practice? How do I go about bringing peace to my world? Any ideas? Hmm. I’ll get back to you.

2 thoughts on “Shalom

  1. hey i like the new wordpress blog…………..
    see you are listening to only, what a great album
    In answer to your question, i think we need to understand mpre about what Jesus did what he did and why he did it, like the miracle thing i posted about………..what was that about? in doin this i think we can begin to undersatnd how we should live in every part of our lives, not just the seemingly obvious things or the parts that people see but everything. i dunno maybe thats crap what i just said but i strongly recommend the peterson book, im re-reading whole chapters as soon as i finish them just to get in sunk in……..so good

  2. yea, know what you mean. i’m nearly through velvet elvis, but have been writting down some questions from it to work through when i get a chance, and will be reading it again before i pass it back to ya! thanks a bunch bud.

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