I Never Knew You

If one believes that God is omniscient and “the only knower of the heart (as it says in the book of Samuel)” then we see that a fundamentalist interpretation of this verse is impossible for God knows each person; but rather we must understand the irony of the verse that it is the rejected person who never knew God. For the second group which is welcomed into the Kingdom with words like “I was hungry and you fed me” are SO honest and self-critical that even though they are being handed a get-out-of-jail-free card, they testify against themselves and ask “when did we do these things?” It is even conceivable that these people never heard of Christianity but because they embodied divine qualities of charity and compassion they knew God in the sense that they reflected God’s values in their daily lives and actions rather than simply paying hypocritical lip-service on Sunday and then living the other six days as if no God existed.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: