I spent some time today on Ben DeVries’ good blog called With Those Who: A Journal of Empathy, a friendly guide for finding regular ways to draw close to others and share their journey. Check it out, including his post on a passage from Francis Schaeffer’s Pollution and the Death of Man. Schaeffer wrote:
Man was divided from God, first; and then, ever since the Fall, man is separated from himself. These are the psychological divisions. I am convinced that this is the basic psychosis: that the the individual is divided from himself as a result of the Fall.
The next division is that man is divided from other men; these are the sociological divisions. And then man is divided from nature, and nature is divided from nature. So there are these multiple divisions, and one day, when Christ comes back, there is going to be a complete healing of all of them, on the basis of the “blood of the Lamb.”
Ben also heads the evangelical ministry Not One Sparrow, a Christian Voice for Animals, which is providing an important emphasis and good balance to the vital topic of animal care and welfare. His work there includes a website and a blog.