Bullseyes: Keeping First Things First, Keeping Our Aim True


As followers of Christ, the NO’s we present to the world must always be in the context and service of the far greater, transcendent YES’s.

For example, pre-marital sex, adultery, homosexuality  and divorce—for sure big no’s—are only condemned because they are cancers on the YES!: the boundless joy, mystery and blessing that is One-Man, One-Woman, One-Flesh marriage.

The Word—inscripturated, enfleshed and echoed in creation and the web-centercannotholdwhispers of the human heart—“outlines the design”. They give us the bullseye, the center of the target at which we are supposed to aim.

Whatever the target subject may be—relationships, money, sexuality, child-rearing, education, law and government, race, philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, on and on—rarely, if ever, will we hit the target dead-center.

That’s because we are fallible creatures living in a fallen world.

But by the grace of God and His thrice revealed Word, we know there is a center. And that we have something at which to aim.

And without this—and sadly many in our country seem literally hell-bent on denying and erasing many of these bullseyes—there is only chaos.

And an eventual decent into the Abyss.

As the poet warned:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned…

(An excerpt from The Second Coming by W. B. Yeats, 1919)

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