Bearing “The Weight of Glory”

C.S. Lewis wrote in the conclusion to his famous sermon, “The Weight of Glory”:
 
“It may be possible for each to think too much of his own potential glory hereafter; it is hardly possible for him to think too often or too deeply about that of his neighbour. The load, or weight, or burden of my neighbour’s glory should be laid daily on my back, a load so heavy that only humility can carry it, and the backs of the proud will be broken.
 
“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. […]

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Liar…

As I have studied and taught discipleship over the last few years, I have attempted to identify disparities between first century New Testament Christianity and modern American Evangelical Christianity.
 
Lately, I have noticed perhaps one of most glaring inconsistencies between the two.

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Putting on the Sandals of the Gospel of Peace

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (Matthew 5:7-9, NIV)
 
…your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace… (Ephesians 6:15, HCSB)
 
Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1, HCSB)

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