‘Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?’ In direct contrast, Maria in Sound of Music, having just discovered that her love for Captain Von-Trapp is reciprocated, concludes that ‘Somewhere in my youth and childhood, I must have done something good’!
It’s easy for Christians to fall into the trap of attributing to God a similarly mechanical system of punishment or reward based on actions in our past. The teaching of Jesus, his story of the two lost sons, and the actual experiences of those he met, including a certain rich young ruler, might provide food for thought. And here is a question worth asking: What is the famous man from Tarsus likely to say about this whole issue?
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