Exploring the Social Imagination

Thursday, February 12, 2015

God gave us 'Spiritual' Social Imagination

So many ask me today if God is/were as great as you say, then where are the miracles? Why are people fighting and struggling for life? Firstly, remember that we exist in a fallen world, don't doubt that. Praise the Lord  God that He sent His Son to Save us. Because of this, we don't have to be afraid anymore. We can expect our prayers to be answered and we can expect miracles.

The problem may be that people don't expect them because they can't imagine them. Speaking to you as a sociologist, social interaction between people in a place determines what they consider normal behavior. If your group has lost its spirituality, then how could miracles happen? Maybe they could or would but if you as a member of a group and the group as a whole don't imagine their possibility as normal social life which includes the 'social' spiritual life of the social imagination, then they will not be.

When it comes to believing in miracles, or a even a spiritual social imagination whereat the Creator of Heaven and Earth is at the helm, I often hear "Oh yeah, well I prayed and I did not get what I wanted."  Prayers and miracles are for God to answer and He does. The time of His answering may or may not be 'your' time. If it were, then ultimately we would be in control, wouldn't we.. and not God.

If we as individuals and as a member of a group expected answered prayers and miracles  as the 'norm', then God's timing would be normal too.

Man is falling into a dark social imagination where the light of hope is escaping as if being swallowed by a dark force, an anti-matter, a black hole.

..."Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me" Psalm 23

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