Reflections Along the Jesus Way
February 12, 2023 – Quote for the Day:
“You may remember the story of Sisyphus from Greek mythology, the king of the area known in the New Testament as Corinth. Because of the manipulative and deceitful way Sisyphus ruined so many lives, the Greek god Zeus sentenced Sisyphus to Hades, dooming him forever with the impossible task of trying to roll a boulder up a steep hill. Today we speak of a Sisyphean task as an incessantly recurring exercise in futility.
You and I, by God’s grace, have been released from religious confinement and captivity and from incessant, meaningless and endless exercises in futility, trying to please and appease God. Jesus has rescued us, healing our hearts and enlarging our minds. We have been released from narrow and restrictive prison cells. The grace and love in the eternity of the kingdom of heaven has expanded our horizons to a world without end, so that we no longer exist in futility, doomed by the restraints and restrictions of dark and dreary religious dungeons.”
Originally published in:
Letters to My Friends