God is merciful to all of God’s children and creation, good and bad: “And should I not be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also many animals? (Jonah 4:10)”
To overthrow the power of Empire, finally and forever, we must act in completely opposing ways to Empire. Look at the non-violent campaign of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Look at the non-violent revolution of Ghandi. The Harvest of Righteousness was sown in peace… and it worked!
This is the truth of Universal Salvation, this is the truth of our purpose as Christians: we are to be the leaders of this final revolution against Empire.
Only a complete fool would try to make God’s beloved community look like a bad thing. Only a fool would ruin that amazing reality for others.
The beloved community… is the whole point.
Our elders have grown fat and arrogant,
they have depleted the land and mortgaged our future.
Those who “have” steal and hoard.
They sense the days of trial are near.
Bible Readings for Friday April 8th, 2011 – The 5th Week of Lent *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 130 1. [A Song of Ascents.] Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD. 2. Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications! [...]