“We do not want merely to see beauty… we want something else which can hardly be put into words- to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it. That is why we have peopled air and earth and water with gods and goddesses, and nymphs and elves.”
― C.S. Lewis
I came across this video on “What is the role of beauty in the Christian Life”…. Leigh McLeroy.
It moved me even though I really don’t like the word “Christian”. There is no definition of Christian in the bible and as such ask 10 different people, heck, ask 100 people and you will get that many self made definitions. It is too easy to define yourself by a word by which you can apply your own definition. It was not used by the early followers of Jesus to define themselves.
Anyway, I rant, feel free to chime your or my bell.
You are loved & forgiven on your journey†††††nada te turbe….peace out…jim
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Interesting comment about the word “Christian.” You’re correct, of course, in terms of the history and diversity of definitions. That’s the unavoidable problem with semantics. It’s true of any descriptive word related to the (as you opt to use) “followers of Jesus.” They are all subject to a nearly infinite range of interpretations. Probably safest to use words like “Body of Christ,” but that’s still defined (orthodox, heterodox and every thing in between) by the individual.
Chaplin…….how about “disciples” ? The bible is a little more clear on what that means. Your are right about the whole semantic tone of the whole thing and I don’t like for that to distract from what and who we are supposed to follow…..shalom en theos……jim
Jim, by Christian, I mean simply, “one who follows Christ in word and life.” That’s all. Shalom. Leigh
Jim, by “Christian” I mean simply, a follower of Christ, in word and deed. Best to you, Leigh