There is nothing coercive about this kind of love. Nothing about it screams, “accept me or else!”
Maybe, rather than waiting to hear what God is calling us to, we should do what excites us most and allow God to bless it.
I’m praying that the people of Jesus will worry less about the silent voices of invisible imps and demons tempting them to misbehave and worry more about the systemic sin of an industrial/political/military complex that stirs fear and mistrust in order to protect its wealth and power and privilege.
If the pen is indeed mightier than the sword, it can’t simply become a sword. It must serve a higher purpose.
Instead of a church that’s more like us, maybe we should be seeking a church that looks more like Jesus.