Advent Reflection

"The Strange Language of the Kingdom"

An Advent Reflection by Pastor Joel Shenk on the Anabaptist Witness Blog.

 

When fear of others causes the world to speak the language of hatred and suspicion, love must lead the church to speak the language of hospitality and understanding.

When injustice causes the world to speak the language of violence, God’s vision of shalom must lead the church to speak the language of peace.

When pain causes the world to speak the language of vindictiveness, the cross must lead the church to risk speaking the language of forgiveness.

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