Some of you who read this may be just have started a new adventure, by going to Lund to study, a new city and perhaps even a new country or part of the world. There could have many reasons to come here, but a one instant you decided to go. We say: “I decided”, and it is so. But something made this decision possible, something draw you and made you feel good about it. And you decided.
Looking back at our decisions and how life takes new paths is interesting. We may discover that our decisions more look like coincidents, someone told you something, you happened to hear about the possibilities, in Lund for exemple, you got interested by something. Call this coincidence or attractions is ok, but in faith I would call that “God” . I act and decide all right in my life, and I should. The impulses making it possible is the mysterious factor “God”. Looking at the windlings of my life I can see is like a joint venture of God and myself.
You see then how God shows up in life like a stranger to welcome. He does not come because of my moral correctness, he is there before all these things. Some who looked at the film Me and You and Everyone We know last Sunday reacted on things in the film that are not morally correct. The world is full of such things and, let´s admit it, we are full of such things. We humans are like that. On the other hand we are also filled the impulses of God. The greatness of God – it´s that he uses all that is not correct to lead us home to him. Only God is righteous, and demanding righteousness from ourselves or others is a great mistake. The longing for God is inbeded in our sin. Perhaps this film is about that, our imperfection that expresses and opens to life with God?
Yours br Björn