You are good
Your intentions, relentless  
Wave after wave,  
Indefatigable  
Lord, break over us
We, of small-minded polity, and punitive theology.
Raise up humanity
In the roar of your love.

Amen.
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Bankrupt without Love

In civilization’s longing for unity, the path of least resistance has always been agreement that someone must be thrown out… the female, the foreigner, divorced, powerless, enemy, rule breaker, the other person, those different than us, etc. (e.g., Jesus.)

The more difficult path toward unity is to be willing to be the one thrown out.

I don't say this flippantly or without respect for how difficult this might be, but if Christianity doesn’t recover the value of self-giving love, if we don’t don’t humbly champion the humility it takes to be the one willing to be thrown out for the sake of others, then it is pointless. We’re bankrupt without love.

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