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Imagine the woman giving her alabaster jar one last polish before she takes a deep breath, moves toward Jesus, and breaks things open.
We might embroider God’s intended beauty on our hearts, like a tattoo, and wear the promises proudly so we could actually recreate.
How do we enact play in our busy, overscheduled lives? You already know the answer: We do less. We allow more unstructured time. We make messes, art carts, and robot noises.
Struggle with God and watch yourself be transformed; your questions are valid and blessed. Your challenges are never beyond God’s reach.
We should be united in calling one another away from evil, united in renouncing leaders who trade in the unacceptable. There are not two sides to that.
In the midst of a pandemic and the troubles of this time, I could use some reviving. Perhaps you could, too.
One of the more awkward things about our faith is how firmly tied it is to the concrete world. This particularity makes religion potentially fragile.
Our wounds and our scars don't make us too broken for anything – for love, for healing, or for closure.
Rather than denying and defending, I am called to confront and repent. To seek forgiveness and then to wait with my whole being on the Merciful One.
Sometimes the longest and most difficult journey is not from place to place, but from assumption to experience, from disdain to respect, from judgment to love.