Wit and Whim

malcolm-muggeridge-1-600x433Throughout his life Sir Mugg was compelled from within to chronicle his perceptions and experiences through writing. It remains a path of reason for many a blogger to make sense of our own varied observations. We etch down our major ‘aha’ moments and post them, mainly for our own legacy of understanding of how God is moving within our midst. “Seeing through the Eye” is a belief banging, thought provoking summary of lectures given and words written by Malcolm Muggeridge. It is a collection of this respected English gentleman’s wit and beliefs.  Malcolm Muggeridge also wrote “Chronicles of Wasted Time” and “Conversion” which is the spiritual journey of this twentieth century pilgrim. In reading a few volumes by and about Muggeridge (herein referred to as Sir Mugg) it is difficult to pinpoint the moment when he completely buckley-william-f-4_2-1surrendered his life to Christ. By reading “Seeing through the Eye” one gets to peer through the eye of a guy who ended up giving up fantasy for the Truth. A streaming eloquence of brilliance shines through when one ingests the journal of this man’s spiritual transformation. His journey as a comedic journalist gets put on the world stage through televised interviews with William F Buckley. In 2020 as clocks tick on and opinions point toward chaos, eternity remains steadfast. Like many Christians, Sir Mugg’s path to a personal relationship with God was a gradual one. As he spent more time in the Scriptures, God illuminated his heart. Indeed, the highest aspiration of man is to see God. Mugg insists that our doubts are essential in coming to faith in Jesus Christ. He repeatedly specifies on air and by his pen that the purity of our intention—not the indulgences of our senses — is the key to knowing God personally.  From Sir Muggs boyhood tumblr_p9s7dfh62c1uaxri9o1_400in Croydon to his college days at Cambridge this man’s life has been well documented. Mugg taught in India and Cairo and his writing career included dairies of what he experienced in Britain, Russia, and India in the 1920-30s. Sir Mugg was a soldier-spy in the Second World War and he was esteemed for his candid remarks on radio and television about the pathetic ways of communism. Muggeridge rubbed shoulders with presidents and popes. Sir Mugg is also credited with making the humble work of Mother Teresa known to the world. In his book the “End of Christendom” Muggeridge describes what he sees in the church of this century.  “Christendom, according to Malcolm Muggeridge in this fiery book, is something quite different from Christianity. Christ said his kingdom was not of this world; Christendom, on the other hand, is of this world and, like every other human creation, is subject to decay and eventual desolation. In this book Muggeridge perceptively explores the downfall of Christendom, indicating some of the contributing factors to its collapse.” Remember Sir Mugg used his clever wit to engage the curious mind of his day in many articles published worldwide. Malcolm Humor.pngSir Mugg continues to draw those same intellectuals to fascinate about the reality of God. Has “Church” become a big business?  While the pulpit attempts to prove relevancy of Christ, it must refrain from apologizing for why a believer follows Jesus.  Those who believe in Jesus as their Savior are NOT weak, lost, uneducated, blinded people. Mr Muggeridge dealt with the Soviet Union’s communists and personally experienced their deliberate effort to destroy Christianity.  But as our Sovereign Lord will continue to have His way, the church still bulges with new believers. The rich, and those who separate themselves as the elite, may continue to dismiss everyone who proclaim faith in Jesus Christ, but their doubt does not change the fact that God is real, and that His rule is just.

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