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Divine Conspiracy


Written by Dalla Willard (1935-2013), an American philosopher, theologian, and author.  This is an excerpt from “The Divine Conspiracy Continued: Fulfilling God’s Kingdom on Earth.”

As disciples of Jesus, following in his footsteps, this is what we must know and do as well. This is the great Divine Conspiracy. To have this humble, peaceful, wise, and loving festival of goodwill overwhelm every competing agenda, fearful scheme, or desperate plan to build our lives on the shifting sands of arrogance or ignorance. Such lonely acts of despair are forged only by those whose ears and deaf to the music and eyes blind to the beauty of the symphonic plenitude on which God has set all creation. Such a God comes to the weary and burdened to whisper hope in our ear. “Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything” (1 John 3:18-20). No greater meaning can be found to human existence than what God has appointed to those who know and love him and his ways with their entire being. This is the church’s greatest opportunity—to model, demonstrate, and manifest the fruits of such a life as both a witness and a beneficiary of God’s overflowing goodness and agape love.


Written by Dallas Willard, author of today’s meditation. It is his interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer.

Dear Father always near us, may your name be treasured and loved, may your rule be completed in us— may your will be done here on earth in just the way it is done in heaven. Give us today the things we need today, and forgive us our sins and impositions on you as we are forgiving all who in any way offend us. Please don’t put us through trials, but deliver us from everything bad. Because you are the one in charge, and you have all the power, and the glory too is all yours – forever—which is just the way we want it! Amen (Whoopee!).

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