June 9th, 2006

HTOC

Liberal Christians

Let us be liberal in our mercy. Let us be liberal in our grace. Let us be liberal in our charity. Let us be liberal in our sacrifice. Let us be liberal in kindness. Let us be liberal in forgiveness. Let us be liberal in repentance. Let us be liberal in honesty. Let us be liberal in hope. Let us be liberal in humility. Let us be liberal in thankfulness. Let us be liberal in love. Too be conservative is a mockery of Christ. Let us be ridiculously, foolishly liberal.
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Matins This Morning

It is early in the morning and it is so hard to stand. I am a tree and yet my sheer size and weight is bending me low. How can I not be broken in this water of exhaustion and fatigue? Oh, I stand. I stand in a congregation of worship, listening, ignoring, chanting and thinking. I am thinking about being a tree and standing in this flood of discomfort and shouldn’t I be more than this? Somebody is going to cut me down and build a house out of me and strangely that seems good and right.