right perspective

We speak words of praise in a world that is hellish; we sing our songs of victory in a world where things get messy; we live our joy among people who neither understand nor encourage us.  But the content of our lives is God, not humanity.  We are not scavenging in the dark alleys of the world, poking in its garbage cans for a bare subsistence.  We are traveling in the light, toward God who is rich in mercy and strong to save.  It is Christ, not culture, that defines our lives.  It is the help we experience, not the hazards we risk, that shape our days.
-Eugene Peterson, “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction”, p. 79

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