The result is that we are all beginning to understand one another better. To separate issues from people. To learn to love and be loved.
Beyond just the loss of Williams and his creative force, I also find myself mourning the inescapable reality that so much of what brings us joy and life is borne out of such deep and destructive pain.
Our power to rationalize is indeed formidable. But mostly, it’s bull...
Instead of a church that’s more like us, maybe we should be seeking a church that looks more like Jesus.
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.