The Middle Path & the Mind of Christ
Read this quote, then what I have to say about it: The Christian knows that God s Word in Jesus Christ pronounces him guilty, even when he does not feel his guilt, and God s Word in Jesus Christ pronounces him not guilty and righteous, even when he does not feel that he is righteous at all (Bonhoeffer, Life Together, p. 22). This is what I wrote about that quote in my journal on Saturday, April 1, 2006: If what Bonhoeffer says is true, then these two truths cancel each other out. Do we have the courage to live in between these two truths, or actually, the courage to live in them both? The middle path is acknowledging the truth of both of these and to accept God s love unconditionally, even without awareness. Do I have the courage to live freely within this tension without conscious concern or fear, to live in complete freedom without self-condemnation, analysis, or judgment? This is the realm for the new man, the new woman. If we have the mind of Christ, then we stop thinking about the mind of Christ and think with the mind of Christ. The above is how the mind of Christ would think, I think.