Lydia Virginia Eck
My name is Lydia Virginia Eck, and I love composing systematic theology, visual art, and music. Although I have gone down a path to web design, my art is where my vocational hopes and dreams lie. I majored in Visual Arts at Rutgers University (as well as IT). I have a very diverse background. Although I have a very multifaceted background (in web design, being on a debate team, focusing heavily on my theology, etc.), I feel that my art is the most important thing (aside from my spirituality) and I also think that my diverse upbringing brings something special to my art to the extent that it makes my art better than it would otherwise be. However, this does not mean that I would not be willing to make a website for you if you needed one. My email address is at the bottom of the page. Drop me a line and we can talk :)
I have three tiers to my person, in descending importance--1) theological 2) visual arts 3) musical. The first is most important. It is very personal what I have done theologically, and means very much to me. If you ask about it, we can talk!
What God needs to be
Many people argue that for God to be the greatest being, he has to be all-knowing and all-powerful but I say that this is not true. Here's why:
- People who are smart are not better than people who are not. We all know that retarded children are just as valued as regular children, as well as that the average IQ child in school has just as heavy a soul as does the child with a 130 IQ.
- Powerful people are not better than people who are weaker. Just because you're bedridden in a hospital, it doesn't mean you're a lesser being. A sumo wrestler does not surpass a regular person in terms of value.
I would conceivably say that a person who is ever-present is better than someone who isn't. But there is another requirement that needs to be met that is even more important, and that is the following.
We all know that to be a great person, you need to show love. But to be the greatest being, you need to show as much love as possible.
1 John 3:16: This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
To show as much love as possible, you need to give up as much as you can for as many people as possible. God willed that he should give up his Son for all people, and Jesus gave up his life for all people. God and Jesus both, simultaneously, did the most loving thing possible, and thereby met a requirement for being the greatest possible being.
To be the greatest possible being, or God, you need to show as much love as possible. God and Jesus did so through the Crucifixion.
To receive God, you need to face your biggest fear and will the acceptance of God. Jesus suffered through the Crucifixion, an act of intimacy with us, an act of intimacy for us (very explicit!) and to be with him, and receive God, you need to suffer for Him. The next time the worst possible thing happens to you, ask God to enter you. You will receive joy, and you won't regret your decision. Remember that Jesus and God's infinitude induces suffering in the sense that it causes us to face our fears. His love is boundless. Love is the end of everything, and that is it. The acceptance of suffering is the ultimate wedding night of our marriage to God.
If, for some reason, you'd like to talk to me, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.