“It is not church unless it is messy….”

A tip of the hat to James who has immortalized my comments in his Feb 24 posting on his blog “A Word from the City.” Being Church is messy. Just as Jesus embraced all of what it means to be human, God asks us to fully engage life and to act in ways that develop right relationships with God, ourselves, each other, and all creation.  This is not easy.  It means being open to seeing the world as it is – warts and all, and then acting in ways that will help it become all that it can be. Instead of choosing what I want, it means listening to the voice of others and choosing for the common good.

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