The silk-purse perspective

The saying “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear” is a self-evident truth, and the reverse is equally true: You can’t make a pig’s ear out of a silk purse. 

The first chapter of Genesis introduces us to man (each of us) made in the image and likeness of God, Spirit, and therefore spiritual and immortal. This is something fine and beautiful, like a silk purse. And yet humanity rallies around the opposite concept—let’s call it the sow’s-ear viewpoint—man as earthly, material, and mortal. We’re educated to believe that “I’m made of matter; I’m sitting on matter; I’m looking at matter. Everything is matter!” But this model would resign us to disease and deterioration. The Bible offers a much more hopeful and healing perspective, which begins with a truer concept of God.

Leave the ruminating to the cows
April 13, 2020

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