September 5, 2017

There is Always a Them

Passage: John 18:32-38
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We spend so much time creating "thems" to protect "us" that we miss the centrality of Jesus's gospel: that there are no Thems. There are only Us's, and only by watching our language and resisting the urge to devalue groups of people can we focus on our own behavior and the specific behaviors of other to work on dismantling the forces that stand in the way of God's kingdom: racism, sexism, xenophobia, fear. All these work through us as well as through others, which is why Jesus calls us to transform our own hearts.