O victim of our violence, you have more in common with my God than I
While our instincts are to divide the secular from the sacred – the holy from the unclean – the God-human in a feeding trough in Bethlehem breaks these divisions down for us. When we try to remove our theological views from the world around us, we end up taking Jesus out of his own kingdom.
One's experience at church shapes how one lives as a Christian outside of the sanctuary. In order for our churches to thrive, and more importantly, for the Church to thrive, we must be willing to learn from each other and develop better ways to teach the Christian life to those who seek it.
Jar Jar Binks is a microcosm of the entire Star Wars saga: the Force does not choose the best and the brightest to succeed, but the least of these. That includes even the most clumsy, stupid, and ignorant Gungan in the entire galaxy.
No matter how much I try to trust in Christ and claim him as my identity, only one identity is constantly stuck in my head: Sinner.
I am convicted to demand more of my country's leaders, and thus, I will not be silent on this issue.
Hopefully you can understand.