Life From The Center

by Guy Sayles, From the Intersection

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Recently, I confessed—again—that there are times when I’m more intimidated by the world’s problems, the church’s challenges, and my own “stuff,” than I’m confident in the presence and power of God.

When the heat is on and the pressure is high, hope evaporates and joy wilts. In such arid seasons, I want to trust the way of Jesus which unflinchingly acknowledges, remarkably outlasts, and gradually transforms everything which threatens human flourishing.

It helps to remember that Jesus made his claims for God’s peaceable commonwealth in the face of imperial violence and oppression. He called for mercy in a land governed by tyrants. He was executed as the result of a conspiracy between religious and political powerbrokers.  … read more

 

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