As I prayed to God today, the reason for doing so came out of my lips before I saw it: Jesus saw enough value
in us - which we often don't recognize (I sure don't!) to determine our worth
as enough for him to die for us. Pretty significant since we peoples obviously do not see value in ourselves or in others, otherwise we wouldn't treat them the way we do - crappy. but one question is...what is worth?
what is value?
who determines it? value and worth are defined by each other in the sense that value is the worth of something and worth is the level of value. are they speaking of quality or price or both? and even then...what really is quality? is it how we perceive things, or what the world says? and even if the world says it and we believe it, then has not the world affected our perception?
but the world has a general sense of value and worth that is not just thought of by one person: for instance, taking the value of family. most families would die for one another or sacrifice for the well being of another...if value is determined by each perception then wouldn't everyone have a different view on the importance of family? yet we all look at someone who doesn't as someone completely crazy (myself included) or completely lost, even people who do not know the other exists. this is also true in countries that don't have TV and radio and much for internet - there are still countries like that, believe it or not! where, then, did they get their values and morals from?
a moral? if so, then how does worth
fit into that?
so, by Christ's dying for us because of his determination of our value, does God then work outside of our perceptions as well as inside of it (in lieu of teaching views different than worldly ways), and if so then does God understand the conflicts we have of torn perceptions and lack of realization of value and worth? how can God understand if he lives outside of these perceptions? and if he did understand, then god would be understanding something that he cannot relate to, right? or...is his nature of determining values similar to that of people who are crafted in his image? then...can God's perception be altered and retrained like ours??
Geepers! I am rather philosophical tonight...i'm going to play some music - sang in a festival tonight and it was great!! what a generous audience! i'm going to sing a little bit and then go to bed!!