The “treasures on earth” Jesus rebukes are the systems and structures that oppress, objectify and dehumanize others at the altar of self-righteousness, exclusivity and superiority.
Instead of New Year's Resolutions, this year I'm making REVOLUTIONS.
In a time when Christian denominations offer a fragmented picture of the body of Christ, when self-appointed gatekeepers impose narrow definitions and restrictive requirements for what is and is not acceptable, and when fear is wielded as the primary motivator of faith, we as the church would do well to be reminded of the compelling nature of God’s entry into our winner-take-all existence.
What might we be doing in our churches that are making people sick? Where does the road of our good intentions lead?
Has much of the church’s language about God become little more than a golden calf?