Today’s thought comes from the pen of Freya Stark an Anglo/Italian author who passed at 100 years plus in 1993. Freya seems to have been a fascinating and accomplished person. Here’s her take on getting life into reconciliation with deeply held beliefs.
“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” Freya Stark, explorer, and writer (24 books).
As a pastor, I deal with people who are deeply conflicted. They, for the most part, will not grasp the eternal truth that no person can walk along two paths at once. Doing things that conflict with what we are taught in scripture will always lead to an inner war of thinking and feeling.
Paul spoke of this conflict in Romans:
Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man.
23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
25 I thank God--through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. (NKJV).
It’s evident that a solid commitment to Christ is essential in the reconciliation of personal internal conflict is necessary for real peace.
Feeling lonely? Here’s an antidote from Freya:
"Solitude, I reflected, is the one deep necessity of the human spirit to which adequate recognition is never given in our codes."
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