Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


The looking-glass self

Sociologists have a theory of the looking-glass self: you become what the most important person in your life (wife, father, boss, etc.) thinks you are.

How would my life change if I truly believed the Bible's astounding words about God's love for me, if I looked in the mirror and saw what God sees?
—Philip Yancey, What's So Amazing About Grace?

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  • At 7/29/2009 8:32 AM, Anonymous Dancing said…

    I know what God Sees and it's not good.

    So what should I expect others to see? The same!

  • At 7/30/2009 8:30 AM, Blogger King of Peace said…

    It is absolutely true that we see the real us and what we know and see is not good. How can God see this and love us?

    But scripture is quite clear that God can see the real us, with all the junk, and still love us. Come this Sunday to church and hear how God deals with King David on this after adultery and murder. God loves as we are so much that we are not left there.

    God loves us enough to offer forgiveness and redemption. All we offer is repentence, a change of heart. And that is what we need anyway, not to stay in our junk, but to put it aside to become the persons God sees inside, the one we can become.



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