Thankful to #Dougalpaterson & @alanvangysen for lending me boards over the last 12mo, chatted to shaper yesterday for a new board for my birthday (from @mrsrachelbyrnes) on Sunday! Imagine red board+1ft #asymmetric shaped (board on right) for #goofy! (at Kommetjie)
For the Christian there are absolutely no basic values if one takes the New Testament seriously. The Greek world knew of cardinal virtues, but Christ brings no new system of values, no particular worldview, no particular picture of human existence of an idealistic or materialistic stripe, no conservative or revolutionary norms and categories. He brings himself, thus the image of God, into a milieu in which God’s as well as our image are perverted by pride or despair. his program, his promise and summons, his cardinal virtue, and his basic value are described by a single word: discipleship. A Christian is one who follows the Nazarene… . The Sermon on the Mount opens with the Beatitudes because the Nazarene has appeared in their midst, has descended into the earthly inferno and takes to himself the victims of demons, takes those who protest and demonstrate against inhumanity, revealing mercy and salvation to the poor. (p. 122)
Ernst Kasemann writes:
via Inhabitatio Dei
Stormers vs Hurricanes | first #rugby game seen live in #southafrica | w/ @mrsrachelbyrnes @ajbyl @kenprimrose & StefLinday | #newlands #capetown #superleague (at Newlands Rugby Stadium)
If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
So when Christians strive to make Gods purposes their own, they tilt forward towards God’s restoration all things, the final coming of the Kingdom. They think about it, pray for it, study and work in ways that accord with it. Thinking personally as well is globally, they want the Kingdom to come in their own hearts as well as in the whole world.
Admittedly, given the depth depth and range of evil, such cosmic restoration sometimes looks doubtful. But in a world that can forever be changed by terrorists in hijacked airliners on a bright Tuesday morning September, restoration also looks desperately necessary. In either case, Christians live by faith in Jesus Christ, and when their faith leans forward towards the coming of the kingdom, they call it hope.
#Purple #Flowers at #kirstenbosch #botanical. #Gardens today with my mum & auntie whilst they visit #CapeTown | #macro #kbg #kirstenboschbotanicalgarden #sanbi (at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens)