Awash in what’s seems to be a veritable sea of unselfconscious Nihilism awaiting the inevitable moment of demise, I just want you, culture, to pause, take a deep breath and answer a quick question or two before you go your way.
Think about it. You tell me, if Christ ISN’T the foundation of meaning, reality, then what is?
Science? Oh. Are you okay then with having no valid basis to say that anything is truly “good” or anything is essentially “evil”? You’re okay with having no answer for the origin of of the universe (or multi-verses) except that “it just happened”?
Okay, so it’s not science either. Then WHAT THE HECK IS THE FOUNDATION?
If its not science, empiricism, nihilism, materialism, what is it THEN?
A pseudo-Christ? That’s just a cop-out for not wanting to do your homework, to be about half-involved, half-interested, half-alive and to contribute to the problem rather than be part of the solution.
So if it IS Christ, as Scripture clearly declares, then we’ve got some work to do. But it’s a realm of mercy we now explore, so it’s okay if we’re late to the game of connect the dots. There is no condemnation, just expansion of freedom and light, which is a good thing – a REALLY good thing.
At least now we can say we’ve got a focal point, a defining point, a reference point for meaning. We can at least now get started trying to sort this mess out, this mess called “life”. We used to have it sorted out, then we kind of threw it away, didn’t we?
Though we may be at a loss in terms of being able to make strict, straight defining points between the center, the foundation, and our confusing lives, at least it brings some comfort to know that there IS an answer, there ARE connections, there IS meaning. (Romans 8:28)
And that’s a darn good place to start.
Especially when facing the two most crucial issues in our culture: Freedom and life. Both vitally under assault. Both need to be seen through the lens of Jesus first (as the freest, most life-giving and significant life ever lived), then secondarily through our own lens.