Wednesday, July 19, 2006

I love my boys



My 3 favourite men; Ellis 10, Tom 3, Daniel 8, obviously this doesn't include Jesus. I'm not to sure about his age, He's in the photo but he lives in Ellis and Dan so you can't see him.



Actually I think we can see Christ in others...

6 comments:

lisa said...

pretty cute boys! i assume they take after their mother ;-)

Billy Kennedy said...

Christ lives in them - now that's a huge theological statement. At what point did Christ enter them? And depending on the answer - what implications does that have for our mission? Does Christ, therefore, live in everyone? If he does - how does that affect the way we look at people and the message we proclaim?

Brian Heasley said...

flip!! thats a bit heavy Billy, At least I didn't say Christ lives in the Dog that would take a lot of theological groundwork to prove.

Maybe it's on the profession of their faith, the child like journey they are both on and a simple love of God that I hope grows in them both. Maybe it's just their childlikeness and innocence that has something of the imprint of God. Maybe it's the fact that they love to play and enjoy life......

I see Christ in a lot of children.

Always concerns me a bit about original sin because if we all totally believe that we are born sinners, then babies go to hell.

Billy Kennedy said...

But as you say, 'I think we can see Christ in others' - even those who have made a 'profession of faith'?

Brian Heasley said...

Do you think He needs calling out of others?

I see Christ in friends who wouldn't say they were Christians.

Acts: 10 was cornelius a christian? yet something about him was christlike and God responded to him

briandraper said...

OK, here I come from beyond the left-field. This morning I was running along a beautiful canal, listening to a beautiful track called 'We can rise' by Tasita D'Mour... and as I looked up from the path (my head is usually bowed as I focus on putting on foot in front of the other at speed) I saw a white horse in the field opposite. It rose up and began running across the top of the field. From my eye line, it was running across the field's horizon, where green grass met blue sky - and it was such a majestic, playful, powerful sight that I almost fell in the canal. My immediate thought was, 'I just saw God in that horse.'

I know that's a little different from saying that Jesus lives in your lovely dog, but I thought I'd throw it in.

Brian