For those who share a passion to proclaim Christ, a love for the Bible and a heart to serve the poor
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Forgiveness is powerful, beautiful, messy, and risky - Tim Gombis
Tim Gombis has written a really good blog post about forgiveness.
Everything in the post is good. Here are some excerpts.
"Forgiveness is so profoundly powerful and beautiful... Forgiveness doesn’t ask for guarantees... Forgiveness takes the risk... Forgiveness doesn’t fix everything... Forgiveness doesn’t guarantee a Disney ending... Forgiveness doesn’t clean up the whole mess... Forgiveness remains difficult, complicated, risky, and profoundly beautiful."
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let those who boast boast about this: that they understand and know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD." (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
What does JACOB stand for?
JACOB stands for Just Another Community Of Believers - or, more seriously, Justice Acceptance Community Obedience Bible.
I hope this blog can be a resource for Christ-followers, who love the Lord and the Bible, who want to proclaim Christ's death and resurrection with a passion and want to embody the values of God's kingdom here on earth. This blog is especially dedicated to the poor and powerless. May God's restorative justice be proclaimed in this out-of-joint world.
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