Twisted Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

June 29, 2016

​​This series is called "Twisted Truths" - a look at common phrases that we assume are part of our tradition.

 

Yesterday's phrase was, "God helps those who help themselves." This is NOT in the bible like we might assume. 

 

I suggested we may actually use it to avoid helping! 

 

And that it assumes we all had the same starting point. Nope! 

 

I suggested it can be judgemental to assume that "God helps those who help themselves" and we see this in recent political fears suggested in Brexit. 

 

I see a more full and helpful statement as "God helps us to know ourselves." That's our job!

 

This suggests that a relationship with God helps us know ourselves more fully. I like that.

 

It reminds me that when I know myself I am living a sacred love. No pretending or projecting. I then live grace! Embraced by grace which is the " God story " alive in us...

 

This means that I trust and live most fully - no matter what! 

 

The goal is to be in the "now". The "now" of eternal life!

 

A relationship with God helps that happen in our focusing.

 

What do you think ? 

 

Does this make sense?

 

- John 

 

 

 

 

 

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