“Because we religious types are really good at building walls and retreating to temples. We’re good at making mountains out of our ideologies, obstructions out of our theologies, and hills out of our screwed-up notions of who’s in and who’s out, who’s worthy and who’s unworthy. We’re good at getting in the way. Perhaps we’re afraid if we move, God might use people and methods we don’t approve of, that rules will be broken and theologies questioned. Perhaps we’re afraid that if we get out of the way, this grace thing might get out of hand. Well, guess what? It already has.”
Rachel Held Evans, Searching for Sunday
What if today, you baptized yourself in grace?
What if today, instead of accepting the human call of death, darkness and sin you heeded God’s call of life, light and grace?
What if today, you didn’t look in front of you for affirmation, but up to the One who loves you recklessly?
What if today, you ignored the human rules of worth and accepted you were already redeemed and worthy?
How would you live different? How would you love different? How would you change the world?
Today, on this Sunday
Let it run wild in your heart, in your mind and your world. Live into that truth, today and everyday.