God speaks to us through people outside our privilege. Following Jesus’ model of openness, we allow them to expand our awareness- and miracles happen.
Like Jacob wrestling with the angel, we have to be brought to the limit of our powers to know and trust God’s. when we do, there is always deep blessing.
What does it mean that we are “children of God?” Maybe that we are born of God’s love, dependent on God, full of wonder. Maybe that we are just beginning, always growing. Maybe it means we are all siblings, and we belong to each other. I wonder…
God is sowing grace in your life. It’s working beneath the surface, hidden. How do you receive God’s Word?
The heart of our faith is not doctrine but Jesus’s companionship.
Christ doesn’t invite us into a “melting pot” but a realm in which we do not need to conform. We are loved as we are in all our diversity and differences.
God didn’t “send Jesus to die.” God sent Jesus to love, even when we do evil to him. God sends us to love, not with a “plan,” but the intent that we love.
Jesus sends us out as his representatives, not with authority to judge people or the right to convert them, but the power to heal them.