If you have come to this link anticipating a Book, then you may be disappointed! This is merely a collection of meanderings comprised of my personal readings, research and a series of talks at Church. They are words and thoughts which seek to underscore the importance of what I believe to be the primary and fundamental basis of our Christian experience and walk. The faith, hope, love continuum is a paradigm of staggering significance to the Christian. Its importance in being accurately understood, both in thought and action, are paramount in how we grapple with the unresolved issues of fear and pain. Our need of an effectual grasp, emotionally, mentally, theologically and spiritually of how these concepts affect our everyday experience cannot be understated. This in no means is a definitive exposition of the notions of faith, hope and love, but an exploration into the reality of these qualities influencing a Christian life.
As Augustine is quoted concerning the writing of his Confessions, ' the conversion happened before the book was written'. The narrative in proper perspective is something that happened at the end. In my view the writer writes the book twice. The first time, he finishes it, it is experienced, it has happened, it is created, but unlike God after creating the world, the writer looks at his work and says, “It is bad!” What is missing and essential is something that must happen to the writer himself. When that happens, the narrative is really viewed from a different perspective. The pattern of conversion and the conversation changes the way everything former is seen. This is what is established in the Confessions.
A narrative involves an experience that is spiritual; the writer engages in reflection and comes to sense that his whole life has been based upon illusion. The character, the writer, becoming and being the same, then experiences a conversion that involves a recognition of the depth of the illusion created by his life. This spiritual experience must be a reality; a reflection of what has happened to the writer. It is that that makes him able to write the book."
Until then ...
My heart is overflowing with agood theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it?