We Poor, Helpless Wretches ~ BitterSweetLife

Thursday, May 10, 2007

We Poor, Helpless Wretches

I was catching up on disappointing Spiderman 3 news at Wired, when an author's blurb made me laugh:

Born helpless, nude and unable to provide for himself, Lore Sjöberg eventually overcame these handicaps...

I think I found this funny because it made me think about the way that some people use their "disadvantaged" status to make other people (who are not as "disadvantaged") shut up and pay more attention to them--when in fact we are all disadvantaged, simply by virtue of being born in this world where naked, ignorant infancy is the necessary prelude to a life of instinctive, sophisticated sinning. That's probably not what Lore was getting at, but nevertheless...

Glory in your disadvantaged status today, than glory even more in the fact that Jesus came down here and died to do something about it.



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2 comments:

Dan Morehead said...

Thanks for the post. You should read Giving the Love that Heals.

Ariel said...

Hey Dan. Giving the Love that Heals sounded intriguing enough that I bought the book immediately, given that there was a hardback version available for $.75. Thanks!

 

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