Looking for God in messy places
We have the radical freedom to choose to love.
We can make ourselves the enemy of our enemy. Or we can love.
You and I are the beloved children of God. Just like everybody else.
Things cannot listen to us, laugh with us, cry with us, forgive us, and miss us when we’re absent. Things cannot love us back.
Jesus never said that living a life of love would be easy or would result in earthly rewards. But it’s the only kind of life that gives us a foretaste of eternity now and extends beyond the grave. That’s what love does.
In order to claim our own freedom, we must insist upon freedom for everyone.