The radical claim of Jesus is not that we are so much free from something—oppression, marginalization, even sin or death—but that we are free for something. And that something is the terrifying prospect of being able to love in the ultimate way…unconditionally and sacrificially.
There is nothing coercive about this kind of love. Nothing about it screams, “accept me or else!”
What if our mandate for creation care is more than simple stewardship?
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.
If the pen is indeed mightier than the sword, it can’t simply become a sword. It must serve a higher purpose.