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Isaiah 29:16

posted Jan 1, 2013, 11:20 AM by David Gerhart
"As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world...as in being able to remake ourselves." Mahatma Gandhi

Seriously?  Remake ourselves?

If Gandhi meant training ourselves to not do what we're inclined to do, then it's possible.  But even then compulsions remain.  Until the day we die, our eyes will wander, our hearts murmur with discontent -- hungers and thirsts will remain unquenched.  

In fact, an un-reconciled state is central to the theme of being forever separated from our maker.  God exists, and from the beginning of history man has pursued Him.  We are his creation.  Through his work we can be remade.

"You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, “You did not make me”? Can the pot say to the potter, “You know nothing”? Isaiah 29:16