Give and Take

By on Jan 16, 2017 in The Scrawl |

It has been a decidedly long time since I blogged here. Many reasons for that, not least of which is that I relocated my entire family to another state. There were numerous reasons and some I can’t go into, publicly, and some I just won’t. Suffice it to say, this has been a journey and then some. My life is entirely different now, save for the presence of and pursuit of God. And so I write about that today. In particular, I want to write about a concept that has been maligned or abused, depending on who you ask, within Christian thought. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10 Jesus makes a stark contrast between Himself and others. You might contend that the “thief” is any false shepherd or leader. That holds up scripturally. You could also contend that the thief is a spiritual power,...