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Great Quote from Kary Oberbrunner in Your Secret Name

If you have not read anything by Kary Oberbrunner, now is the time. Go to Amazon and buy, Your Secret Name right now (Click on the link to be taken directly to the book). Seriously, even if you do not choose to orientate your life around the Bible, this book will speak to you and it may help you understand why I do orientate my life around the Bible.  Here is a fantastic quote that is so true. I wanted to write more but at some point I figured I was going to be running the risk of plagiarism. Full book review coming soon.

It is far less painful to pretend that God doesn't care—that he's detahed and distant and eternally discontent—than to believe that God is cognizant and concerned with every detail of our lives. We often prefer a distant God. Such thinking is safer and less complicated. God is in heaven and we are on earth. He lives his life and we live ours. As the first man and woman discovered in Eden, there's comfort in hiding from God.

After all, when he finds us hiding, he'll discover that we're naked. Better to pretend that we've got everything under control than to admit our shame frailty and need. But if we're honest, we sometimes wonder:  If God is powerful, why doesn't he stop the pain? Or, if he allows pain despite his power, doesn't that prove he's cruel? We begin to question whether we can trust God. And if the answer is no, if we can't trust him, then we don't have a chance of loving him.

Naughty Naked Skeletons | Psychology Today

Perhaps instead of protest signs, we should be taking large mirrors and fake Halloween skeletons to these leader's speeches. Let's hold up the mirrors, to remind them who they're really talking about, when they rail against deception, moral failings and sexual excess. Make the skeletons dance, to let our leaders know that we're not stupid. They have secrets in their closets, just like we do. Perhaps our leaders should remember that when they stand up in front of us, that their closet doors might very well turn to glass.

via www.psychologytoday.com

What do you think about this article? As soon as I heard this about this guy's challenge, I thought of a couple of things.

  1. Why do pastors think they are qualified to be counselors? Would they let a counselor preach in "their" pulpit?
  2. I wonder who this guy cheated on his wife with

Now, the author here has no qualms about putting his dislike for the man out in the open. What do you think about that? What do you think about the fact that guy blamed facebook for the affairs and thought that shutting down facebook accounts would stop or limit them? I know some people who have joint facebook accounts and I know others who laugh at those people? What are your thoughts about that?