This is what we are called to be: a community characterized by radical, revolutionary, Calvary-like love; a community that manifests the love of the triune God (John 17:21-26); a community that strives for justice not by conquering but by being willing to suffer; a community that god uses to transform the world by providing it with an alternative to its own self-centered, violent way of existing. How socially and politically revolutionary it would be if his disciples lived up to their calling!
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Who are we called to be?
We're in week four of our book group on Greg Boyd's Myth of a Christian Nation. Here's a great quote from chapter 6: