In order to remain healthy and faithful, we must nurture all spiritual gifts, not just the ones that make us comfortable.
The Harvey Weinsteins of the world have no monopoly on wickedness: any of us can become a predator or manipulator when we see something important to us put at risk.
Whether Jesus is on your side depends on which Jesus you are worshipping.
What would it look like to lift up God’s Word in our heart rather than fossilizing it in our laws?
In seventeenth-century England, convinced meant proven guilty. It was a term used in the courtroom, similar to “convicted.” A person became a convinced Quaker after being shown the errors of his or her ears, admitting them, surrendering to God’s judgment, and becoming liberated for a new kind of life. The Light reveals all the internal thoughts, mental patterns, and fantasies that resist the work of God. Although it is painful to see one’s internal conflict, continuing to face the Light and to see what it reveals in one’s own mind, heart, and behavior allows God to refine, or melt away, the inner impediments to the Light. – Marcelle Martin, Our Life Is Love, p. 62
In order to know real fellowship and connection, we must be willing to suffer.
We all want to be the hero of our own story. Unfortunately, every one of us has played the villain.