“The reason we don’t see
the glory of God all around us
is because we are too often standing
in the light pollution
of our own souls.”
“We curate our lives.
And when we do,
we present only our best pictures.
We publish only our wittiest thoughts.
We crave being seen living our ‘best lives.’
We’re always trying to show how
completely, ridiculously, relentlessly
interesting we are.
But I’ve got news for you . . .
“So if we are the kind of Christians
who truly believe in the future return of Christ—
and we most definitely are—
but we’re not the kind of Christians
who are literalists, extremists, or zealots,
what, then, do we say about the Second Coming?
What do we believe about the future of humanity?
What do we believe God is up to in our world?
And, most importantly, why are we not afraid?
I’m so glad you asked.”
It is fine and right for us to be
good, moral, righteous individuals—
the kind who don’t commit murder—
but there are times when
our private, individual morality
is not enough to meet the demands
of the evils in this world.
We must also be
a good people,
a moral people,
a righteous people
with the collective courage and will
to demand the greater good
for those who live both within and beyond
the walls of our own churches and homes.