It’s an oxymoronic — or maybe just moronic — psychological phrase that has crept its way into Christian thought. We’ve been told it’s the solution to codependent relationships, another psychophrase bandied about more frequently than words like grace, mercy, charity, patience, or perseverance, and Christians instruct one another that when people make bad choices, well, they’ve got to live with them, and it’s part of our tough love stance to make them see the light.
(I’m not sure what that light is, in this particular case, but I’d guess it has little to do with the True Light of the World.)
Recently, I found a meme wandering through my Facebook account, from new age guru Greg Braden:
“Everything you do is based on the choices you make. It’s not your parents, past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument, or your age that is to blame. You and only you are responsible for every decision and choice that you make. Period.”
Gosh this sounds tough and cool and hip and witty and wise, and to a certain extent, it expresses truth:
Read the rest of this blog at Are We Stuck with Our Bad Choices Forever?
For those of you who wonder, why doesn’t she print the whole article right here? I can’t — the whole article is the province of BeliefNet, but I provide a teaser and a link to encourage you to find me, get back at me, and think about the Christianity you profess.
It’s worth walking the narrow, difficult path that Christ talks about — but it’s certainly not easy!
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