Entries for November 2017
Erick Erickson's eight stages in life concludes with a looking back and evaluating ourselves. It is a self-evaluation. In doing this we have to be very honest. If not it would serve no useful purpose. You can even do it now. Particular examins exist in most religious disciplines wherein one examines themselves usually on a particular virtue and makes resolutions to be better.
The more general evaluation looks at our lives in a comprehensive way. One would have a sense whether their lives were successful based on the goals and states in life that were chosen. A family oriented choice in life would be evaluated in one...
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord when…”
It is easy to recall this teaching, the well known corporal works of mercy. It is easy to place a name and face on friends or agencies who carry out their tremendous works of service. It ...