Do you have authentability?


I've been mulling over thoughts on faith in recent weeks. Sarah Ban Breathnach writes “An authentic life is the most personal form of worship." It sounds good but it seems to lack substance.

It sounds an awful lot like a weak reflection of what James wrote when he said, "Pure, unstained religion, according to God our Father, is to take care of orphans and widows when they suffer and to remain uncorrupted by this world." (James 1:27 GW)

Of course this isn't far from being a paraphrase of what Jesus said was how we should live. That we should, "...Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind.' And 'Love your neighbor as you love yourself.'" (Luke 10:27 GW)

All that considered, does it reflect your life? You can be authentic without doing anything that is pleasing to God. I can be the most authentic liar and own up to being a liar but it doesn't in the least bit mean I'm doing anything resembling worship.

If you have time you really should read Ben Witherington's post on Jerry Falwell. There was somethings Dr. Falwell said and did I had a hard time agreeing with and other things which were hard to argue with at all. But from all I could see, the man was authentic. What you saw was who he was.

Ultimately,

Living consisistently leads to authentablility.

When you intentionally are living fully what you believe all the time and every place, you can't help but develop the ability to be authentic by nature, your own authentability.

May I ask? How are you growing your authentablility?

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