Sunday, March 07, 2010

Blogging through The Orthodox Heretic day 15

Again, I'm late in posting this...

The Last Trial posits a question in an interesting format. The main character has died and is found standing in front of Lucifer who declares that he has cast out God and the Christ from heaven and holds the keys in his hand to either eternal life or eternal death... all the deceased need do is bow down and worship him. Which would you do?

The question raised is whether we follow Jesus for some kind of reward or if there is something in the following that gives it vale above all else? The story brings to mind the temptation stories of Jesus who likewise must decide whether he will worship Satan and take the easy way out or if he will struggle with his call, knowing the difficulty of the path and being unsure of the end. What would you choose? What would I?

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