Sunday, March 21, 2010
The psycho babble of self-esteem-worth-image etc. is in my opinion dealing primarily with ones soul and has nothing to do with one’s true identity in Christ.
It seems more the rule than the exception that so much misunderstanding or view of the Christian does just that, it revolves around our soulishness, the ying and yang, bio rhythms, personality temperaments flavours etc.
I love this quote and how it ties in with my observations of the co-mingled gospel that has permeated so much of what it means to be a Christian, similar to Jesus’ warning of, “beware of the leaven of the Pharisees.”
“The quest to establish an identity on the basis of our own self-sufficiency displaces the real thing in both people and churches. It is nothing less than identity theft.”
Appearances and behaviour have often been that which supposedly defined ones identity, in others it seems to be defined in a healthy sense of person hood derived from an abundance of possessions, social position, or individual achievement.
Our life (identity) does not come about because the abundance one has or the lack thereof!