Infinite choice?: Freeing ourselves from a cultural icon

David McIlroy - Colour

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"Our culture understands choice to be the means by which we express our
freedom and individuality but sees choice as a range of consumer options. We
are constantly compelled to choose, yet the unexpected result is that the
things we choose have no value in themselves. God's choices have significance,
involve commitments, are made relationally, and carry a cost which
God himself bears. A faithful response to God's choices will make us aware
that our choices matter, that to choose well is to commit to things, that our
choices affect those around us, and that the cost of our choices is one we are
prepared to shoulder."

Author: David McIlroy (2013)

Reproduced by kind permission from the Cambridge Papers

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