God of Becoming
Carl Jung, the psychoanalyst, said, "The goal of therapy is to move
persons from the nothing buts of life to the more thans of life."
That has stuck in my mind. As a counselor, I have been dominated
by that desire to move persons from the nothing but to the more
than. You are nothing but a housewife, a businessman. You're nothing
but a consumer. You're nothing but this or that. They put a label
on you and you become simply a pawn on the chessboard of life, you
become dominated by the system. You let other people control who
you are and what you think about yourself, and so to move beyond
the nothing but to the more than is a movement of grace. That's
what God is always doing, moving us from what we are to what we
of Christ is always to see what our possibility is.
He never looked at an individual that he didn't see potential there,
because he knew that through God's grace that person could become
less of what they had been and more of what God would have them
sermon " Beyond Nothing But to More Than"
by The Rev. Dr. Brooks Ramsey
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