just got in from nywc last night, and i'm finding it difficult to piece together a post that could authentically convey the whole of what we experienced these past five days.
with very little exception, all of the elective seminars and general sessions pierced me on issues of social justice (or as danielle strickland terms it, biblical justice)...tackling the roots of poverty and oppression. forcing myself to see it. and then investing myself, long term (as in, for the rest of my life), in eradicating the oppression of other human beings.
when it comes to loving my neighbor as much as i love me, and when i read passages like 1 john 3:17 and the last third of matthew 25, i have to wrestle with the question: what if Jesus actually means what he says?
because if he does? then i pretty much need to invert my life.
i'm not gonna lie: this is scary and overwhelming.
so right now, and hopefully for the weeks to come, we're searching out how all of this is supposed to look in our lives. if you talk to God, please pray for us; we need a double helping of wisdom.
can i just say once more? this looks scary. overwhelming. and maybe, hopefully, just a little bit like the kingdom of God.
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