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Becoming Strange Fruit (p4)–Resolution, Pursuance and Psalm

posted by Robert Gelinas

Resolution follows Acknowledgement

Resolution:  Jesus in his death was showing us how to live.  Once we hear the call we must resolve to respond.  This part of the cross-examen is a prayerful consent to embrace the excruciating life.  May have died for the truths we have just acknowledged but what if they are not just world dying for but worth living as well?  Resolution is the stage in which we vow to live life out of the cross and accept the invitation to the excruciating life.

Pursuance:  Then comes the hard part.  Applying the cross to our lives so that we truly become strange fruit.

Psalm:  Each examen that folllows will end with an improvisational poem based on a classic sacred hymn of the cross.



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Ben MacLeay

posted May 22, 2008 at 6:56 pm


Pursuance – then comes the understatement
In the information age we all have the ability to know anything, comprehending that is life changing. Implementation is the most difficult concept for many people because we live in an age where all we have to do is show up and get paid and then go home and be comfortable, the American L.I.E. For this reason we see such great successes as “Seven Habits to Highly Effective People”, where the question of what a highly effective person is, is not truly answered. Forty days of purpose is a hand holding walk through simple Biblical theology, Paul was right, when are we going to move to solid food?
For my part, I believe that the excruciating life should be viewed as meat and potatoes, thanks Robert.



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