Exploring the Social Imagination

Monday, July 2, 2018

We Have Assurance in the Social Imagination

I read all the time different sociology papers, the fashion for the times theories and or patterns of social behavior... but there is no thing new under the sun. It just looks that way. There have always been reprobates and there have always been capitalists, conquerors, heroes and victims. And, yes borders in the social imagination have enabled that... the good, bad and the ugly of it all. Tearing down borders to avoid the bad or ugly is a misnomer. For in that wide open borderless state is a gray zone so colorless one would be bumping around... invisible.

Oh Solomon would sing ...what makes any of us able to continue to live, breath and survive are assurances that tomorrow will be and it will be a new day even if there is nothing new under the sun. However we may believe or think that tomorrow will be a new day, assurances are here and now are vital. But whose and on what standard are they based? Many set up by man are either too weak or troubled or too smooth to the touch to hang onto or simply invisible.

What or who can provide the necessary assurances that everyone needs in the place where they are? The Word of God, Jesus Christ! For He alone is the absolute truth and works for anyone and everyone in the place where they are. Within their borders, bordered social imagination. With its assurances that those defining boundaries serve a purpose just for them.

'The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being" ~ Acts 17:24-28.

Be Blessed by His Assurance!

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