Building and Belonging

Belonging to Christ means all of us and every part of each of us—even the parts we don’t like—belong to the divine life that is coursing through our veins and pulsing through our world. The love, the laughter, the miracles and mercies, the good works and good memories, yes! But also the fears and tears, the sins and scars, the pain and the broken promises. All of it belongs to us, and it’s going to be ok, because we belong to Christ and Christ belongs to God. As Julian of Norwich said long ago, “And all shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.”

God is Going to Grow You

God’s unconditional love for us is our spiritual baby food. It’s what gives us a healthy start in life. But God is waiting for us to grow up, waiting to give us the solid food of the Gospel, which is the grace to love God and our enemies, too. It is, after all, what Jesus died to show us how to do. [Romans 5:10]