Thought for the day:
Many times in the search for spiritual or Biblical analogies I have found myself borrowing terms from the technology which so saturates our culture.
For example, I often speak in terms of finding books which offer more than superficial or lite reading, and I borrow an HTML term, rich text.
Lately I’ve also become convinced that both individually and corporately, God had a design for mankind that we have drifted away from and we need to restore default settings; i.e. put things back the way they were when the designer created them.
We get glimpses of what this might look like: The community with God Garden of Eden; the Ten Commandments as behavioral norms, images of a future where swords are beaten into plowshares and the lion lies down with the lamb.
I personally believe that the scriptural record gives us default settings at the macro level as well, in a way that settles the question of couples living together or sexual orientations and attractions.
But rather than engage these things here, what do you think of the analogy in general; the idea of God’s ideal purpose and plan as the world’s and humanity’s default settings?