… beloved, we can’t buckle down and turn the world’s question, “why should we believe you,” into a debate to be won, a battle to the death. We will not survive it. And thanks be to God. Because perhaps it is only once we die to those lies – to any belief that we can have it all together, to any belief in our moral superiority or in our logical prowess to any believe that it is our righteousness, or rule-abiding that saves us— Perhaps it is only once we die to those lies, that may we rise to eternal life and be the love in the flesh we were baptized to be.Continue Reading