I found Monday’s group very inspirational. It was a great idea, Rob, to have each one of us tell our Thin Place stories. Every story was moving and will stay with me forever. It is when I hear stories like this that any doubts I may carry with me of something beyond this world disappear.
I find the term an open heart has stayed with me. It is a great reminder throughout the day – Am I reacting with an open heart or a closed one?
This week, Borg, gives us a fresh interpretation of sin and salvation. And like all of Borg’s interpretations it is one that is coming from the heart instead of fear. Borg gives us a Buddhist quote I have heard before “You Christians must be very bad people – you’re always confessing your sins.” I found this amusing because it is so true.
Borg then asks us “Is “sin” the best comprehensive term for naming our problem?” He goes onto discuss what is our fundamental problem and how “sin” can be looked at in a more heartfelt and transformative way.
With sin comes salvation, Borg discusses how salvation requires us to transform in this lifetime, a life in the presence of God. All great stuff.