A Note from Pastor
The Gift of Self-Forgetfulness
"Those who are born anew are no longer entangled with themselves. They are solidly freed from this entanglement, from the self-reflection that always seeks what belongs to itself. This is not a deadening of self. it does not flee from thought and responsibility. No, it is the gift of self-forgetfulness. The passive righteousness of faith tells us: You do not concern yourself at all! In that God does what is decisive in us, we may live outside ourselves and solely in him. Thus, we are hidden from ourselves, and removed from the judgment of others or the judment of ourselves about ourselves as a final judgment."
(From Living by Faith by Oswald Bayer, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2003, p.25).