Marcus Borg speaks of faith coming from three attitudes: fear, acceptance and dynamics. From what I understand fear says your faith outlook is rather paranoid that everything is bad until it is magically fixed by God, but you still spend most of your life looking over your shoulder and preparing for the worst. Acceptance is the "Que sera, sera" attitude, "what will be, will be." Like God created the universe and left, for the most part. This idea came out of the Newtonian physics idea of a clockwork universe. Bad stuff and good stuff happens and it all balances out. You still worry about local volcanoes going off, the big tornado getting you and yours or the earth being hit by a big asteroid. You still are a bit cautious. Dynamic faith is a faith that is seen by the other two types of faith as naive but it actually puts grace to work. Nothing is really bad, things happen and it is usually our own fault, except for volcanoes, tornadoes and asteroids. Our deeds make our vision of faith happen. If events are difficult, seek the opportunity to serve the need with compassion and non-judgment. See grace coming out of everything. Always look ahead and let the past care for itself. (See "The Heart of Christianity: redescovering a life in faith." PART ONE.)

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