The glory of God is a human being fully alive. – St. Irenaeus
I’m convinced that human life is meant to be lived and lived well. That’s what God desires, and Jesus–in his person, his words, his deeds, his self–makes the good and abundant life possible.
In the ancient vision of the Hebrew Law, the good life had to do with sacrifice and eating and land. In the life lived before God, the way we weave our clothing and plant our fields will matter. The good life has to do with bodily fluids. In other words, it happens here, in people-time and people-space, through blood, sweat, and leprosy. The good life happens on earth.
And so here we are, with this calling and burden to live life truly and well, with depth–the good and abundant life.
There’s a secret to this kind of living (Philippians 4:12), but I’m convinced that it can be done–by us, wherever we are–and that Jesus shows us the way. I’m convinced that Jesus shows us the best, most interesting, most meaningful way to walk in the world. I’m convinced that when we live well and abundantly–when we’re fully alive–we give glory to God.
This is the work of the Doxology Project: to explore how all of life can be lived well to the glory of God.
Praise God to whom all blessings flow!