The tyranny of the literal has made life more dangerous and more harmful when we interact with each other in a world dependent on relationships.
A final word on the Reimagining Faith series. When I do something because of this faith, then it becomes a way of life to be witnessed.
Jesus is the pre-eminent interpreter of scripture. And in one instance he injects one interpretive word into one familiar theological statement, and we still haven’t recovered.
Does the system of religion have much to do with following Jesus? Here’s a confession from a recovering pastor about this very thing.
It’s not until recently that I’ve found a compelling result when I pray for others. And in a roundabout way, the practice changes me in beneficial ways.
I can do so much. We all can. As Whitman wrote, we are large and contain multitudes. But I realize there is something I cannot do. We cannot manufacture the will to love.