Worth a Look 8.2.12
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Now I want to address those who are not introverts. You are the people who have to work with us, live with us, and interact with us. Perhaps you even get frustrated with us. And while we introverts can certainly do more on our part, I hope these eight statements will help you understand us a little bit better.
Applied in the wrong contexts, the appeal for balance may be a mask for moral indifference and spiritual compromise. But let me assume that we have heeded the warning and turn to some of the different axes around which we need to maintain balance.
No pro-life person, however, will deny that the act of moral imagination required to accept the new embryo as fully human is more difficult than the recognition that a fully formed unborn child, just days from having the ability to survive outside the womb, is our brother or sister in kind. But such empathy continues to elude the sloganeers at the National Organization of a Shrinking Number of Women.
But we often fail to see our gatherings as a spiritual and embodied display of our participation in a new cosmic reality. We fail to see how Sunday morning is when and where the church displays the wisdom of God before the powers and authorities in the heavenly realms by aligning ourselves with Christ’s resurrection and the work of God’s new creation.