“God’s care for humanity was so great that he sent his unique Son among us, so that those who count on him might not lead a futile and failing existence, but have the undying life of God Himself.”
“Recently a pilot was practicing high-speed maneuvers in a jet fighter. She turned the controls for what she thought was a steep ascent -and flew straight into the ground. She was unaware that she had been flying upside down.
This is a parable of human existence in our times -not exactly that everyone is crashing, though there is enough of that -but most of us as individuals, and world society as a whole, live at high-speed, and often with no clue to whether we are flying upside down or right-side up. Indeed, we are haunted by a strong suspicion that there may be no difference -or at least that it is unknown or irrelevant.”
-Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy