Christian Ingredients for Daily Life
Deuteronomy 6:5; Mark 12:30
Through the words of Moses and Christ a few ingredients are revealed through the concepts of logos, ethos, and pathos. All of the aforementioned conceptions can help describe the essence of Christian praxis. From a Christian or biblical perspective logos is the incarnate Word of God through Christ (John 1:1). Thus logos for the Christian, is the bread of life that must be consumed for proper calculation and execution in Christ. Ethos can be described as the character of the Christian that speaks to his or her influence upon others. It is about more than pontificating a relationship with Christ, it is about living a sacrificial life for Him. When Christian ethos is legitimate, the Christian is seen as valued and worthy of being able to speak about Christ because of how they live. Ethos is that which is exuded toward another out disposition and character.
Logos and ethos remain connected because logos is the source of a proper and effective ethos. Christians truly admired by other saints generally have a powerful and infectious ethos or disposition in Christ like that of Paul. When logos and ethos properly function within the life of a Christian, a lasting result is the impact of pathos upon others. Pathos is the essence of life that evokes emotion and touches the souls of others. Through logos and ethos, Christians are able to transform the world (touch the world) through their pathos. Study the ingredients and remember, You are the clay In The Potter’s Hands. God has paved a way to save you today!