Living for the things Jesus values—love, grace, peace, generosity, compassion—flies in the face of political/industrial/military machines whose agenda is primarily about power & profits for the few at the expense of the many.
I'm tired of people being offended that others find their offensiveness so offensive.
And Earth said, “I’m so tired. I’m tired of each of you thinking you’re more important than any of you. I can’t listen to your bickering a moment longer. Don’t you see how you all need each other?
“Church” as we’ve come to know it for most of our lifetimes, needs to be reinvented. Reimagined. Not as a sanctuary against the world, but as a community of people who are providing light in the midst of darkness.
But the whole time, I’ve known that there was something else I’m supposed to be doing. Some other way to bring all of the knowledge and experience and passion for life that somehow comes very naturally to me alive in the wider world around me.