We are fighting for a Story, in a day that distrusts everyone’s meta-story (i.e. the postmodern influencers believe that every declaration of knowledge is an act of power against somebody else).
But, there must be a way to critique the better from the best.
We form, or reform our stories in every generation:
God is beautiful, man is crummy, the cosmos is crummy.
God is crummy, man is beautiful, the cosmos is beautiful.
God is crummy, man is crummy, the cosmos is crummy.
God is beautiful, man is beautiful, the cosmos is beautiful.
God is beautiful and perfect, man is beautiful but bent, the cosmos is beautiful but disturbed.
Which one is a foundation we can build a human Story on; a cosmic Story?
I choose the last one, and fold in the broken and bent heart of man — when Individualism overtook Individuality in the garden; when Autonomy was preferred above Community.
I choose to see all of life as beautiful. You?
A Story is slowly starting to work for me. I can live in this Story, and all its paradox.
We want not just the good or right result, but the beautiful result.