a priest's musings on the journey

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Persepctive: We love or we die

"These are the stakes! To make a world in which all of God's children can live, or to go into the dark. We must either love each other, or we must die." Lyndon Johnson, after W.H. Auden's poem, September 1, 1939

How much more are we in the Church called to make a Church in which all of God's children can belong, pray, worship, serve, grow,and recieve grace, love, nurture, support and healing!! We either love each other, or we quench the Holy Spirit, the giver of Life. We either welcome everyone, or we turn Christ away with the ones we exclude. We treat each other with dignity, respect, and mutual forbearance, serving Christ in each other, or we are living some lifestyle other than Christian discipleship and we are worshipping some idol other than the God of love known to us in Jesus Christ.
:: posted by Padre Rob+, 7:11 PM


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