Yet as I read the birth stories about Jesus I cannot help but conclude that though the world may be tilted toward the rich and powerful, God is tilted toward the underdog.
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When I pray for another person, I am praying for God to open my eyes so that I can see that person as God does, and then enter into the stream of love that God already directs toward that person.
If my activism, however well-motivated, drives out love, then I have misunderstood Jesus’ gospel. I am stuck with law, not the gospel of grace.
Power can do everything but the most important thing: it cannot control love.
We need faith and the mind of the Lord Jesus to recognize something of lasting value in even our most ordinary tasks.
We admit that we will never reach our ideal in this life, a distinctive the church claims that most other human institutions try to deny.
God does not seem impressed by size or power or wealth. Faith is what he wants, and the heroes who emerge are heroes of faith, not strength or wealth.
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Prayer is not a means of removing the unknown and predictable elements in life, but rather a way of including the unknown and unpredictable in the outworking of the grace of God in our lives.
I have found that living with faith in an unseen world requires constant effort.
God formed an alliance based on the world as it is, full of flaws, whereas prayer calls God to account for the world as it should be.
Life with God is an individual matter, and general formulas do not easily apply.
They [Old Testament] taught me about Life with God: not how it is supposed to work, but how it actually does work.