Tuesday, September 28, 2004

What Has Love Got To Do With It?

"Punishment illustrates only a small bit of the cross and only from our perspective. God did something so much greater there that if we understood it we would never doubt Jesus’ love for us again no matter how bad our circumstances got, and we’d never try to smash another brother or sister into a religious box again. The reason we have so many broken relationships around religious things is because we are still managing our shame and that of others around us, instead of living in the reality that Jesus has already answered for us in himself, everything God would ever require of us. If we knew that, we would know how to relate to each other in a way that edifies, serves and loves, without manipulating, comparing or abusing..." *


Used with permission from Wayne Jacobson *


Living in this reality is an invitation too us all...In Him we live move and have our being.

Rich

1 comment:

Tim said...

Hey,

I just wanted to thank you for commenting on my blog. I've get so very few comments that I tend to not check it. It may be days before I realize that someone said something! Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you. I hope that everything is going well for you up north. We just woke up to a whopping 59% this morning (it will get up to the mid 80s), and we felt so lucky about it. Crazy, heh?

Tim