Tough Message

Tough Message

Grace is God’s way of talking to us.
We can best experience grace
and therefore hear God more clearly
when we stop living for ourselves
and instead give ourselves
in loving service to others.

Christ’s message can be reduced to this:
make every stranger,
no matter how poor or dirty,
no matter how weak or unlovable,
your neighbor.
Tough message.

Am I a sacrament of salvation for my neighbor?

Terrorism, no matter how abhorrent and brutal,
does not render the Gospel irrelevant.
We are called to love our enemies.
Christ is the center of all things;
He holds all things together in love.

Without hardly a hint of protest
we allowed liberty and justice
to become
shock and awe.

Christ does not defeat your enemies;
he asks you to pray for them.


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