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Jesus invites us to become blind to our prejudices so we can truly see people.
Jesus sees us not as flawed but as wounded and gifted. The loving recognition of our wounds allows them to propel our gifts instead of inhibiting them.
It’s hard work being born again: it takes vulnerability, honesty, courage and surrender. And we have to start all over. But the cool thing is we don’t have to create our new life: God gives is to us, breath by breath.
Jesus models dealing with our basic ego-needs for power, security and belonging by practicing our Belovedness.
The Transfiguration is a “mountain top” moment for Jesus, his disciples and for us. We are invited to take the light of of God’s love and, with Jesus, “turn our faces” toward Jerusalem – and the work of justice waiting to be done.
To turn the other cheek is not to be a doormat: it’s to be with Christ in the vulnerable places in our lives and relationships. To establish justice we can”t just enact policies from a place of power: we have to be vulnerable and share our power.
Jesus sees the law not as a legal hoop to jump through but as an invitation to love. Justice comes about when we lovingly care for the other person as a person, not as an object of our feelings or opinions.
Justice is not merely a set of legal structures, but relationships in which we shine God’s light, and see God’s light in others.