Reordering Our Lives By the Reordering of Our Loves

A friend of mine sent me a link to a blog entry that I think is very helpful in providing a memorable kind of terminology for Christian growth: the reordering of our lives by the reordering of our loves. The blog was actually adapted from David Naugle’s book, Reordered Love, Reordered Lives: Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness, which I ordered after reading this but have not read yet.

Here’s one of my favorite couple of paragraphs from the blog…

To be sure, Jesus “saves” us and promises us a place with God eternally in “heaven” when we die. But this is almost to miss the point, for in reconnecting us to God, one of the primary purposes of the gospel is the reordering of our deepest loves and affections. Those who follow Christ are given new desires and new purposes—for our lives in this world here and now!

Our efforts at Christian discipleship—and even cultural transformation—must first be aimed at the reordering of our deepest loves, affections, and desires. Our restless hearts, as Augustine reminds us, must find their rest in God, or our search for happiness will self-destruct, hurting us and everyone around us.

You can read this fairly short but thought-provoking blog for yourself here.

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