I choose to serve him

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

I agree, Mr. Al Case, in your let­ter that many ag­nos­tics and athe­ists can act in love and the high­est moral prin­ci­ples. Wher­ever there is love, there is grace. But I truly be­lieve that Chris­tians be­have well not be­cause of the threat of hell­fire but out of an over­whelm­ing de­sire for a re­la­tion­ship with God.

I am cu­ri­ous about the reli­gious be­liefs you find in­ad­e­quate. If I think my own hu­man judg­ment and morals are faulty and I know they are, how can I pos­si­bly be­lieve in any God who cre­ated an in­com­plete me? You say that we can­not com­pre­hend such a de­ity, but I get a glimpse of him in the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. This God, in the form of Je­sus Christ, is not cruel or bar­baric as are many other gods “of a small world.”

I be­lieve Christ came as shown in the gospels to give us new life in him, a new moral com­pass, and to breath into us a big­ger world, a uni­verse. Bob Dy­lan wrote that song “Gotta Serve Some­body.” Well then, I choose to serve Christ. CAMILLE BEARY Batesville

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