9 04 2010

“resurrection announces that God has not given up on the world
because this world matters
this world that we call home
dirt and blood and sweat and skin and light and water
this world that God is redeeming and restoring and renewing
greed and violence and abuse they are not right
and they cannot last
they belong to death and death does not belong
resurrection says that what we do with our lives matters
in this body
the one that we inhabit right now
every act of compassion matters
every work of art that celebrates the good and the true matters
every fair and honest act of business and trade
every kind word
they all belong and they will all go on in God’s good world
nothing will be forgotten
nothing will be wasted
it all has it’s place”

Rob Bell preaching the Good News!




One response

10 04 2010

Inevitable (on my part!) question – I love the feel of Robbell’s poetry, but doesn’t the identification of a god “who has not given up on the world…this world that God is redeeming …restoring… renewing” just keep alive a god-figure with recognisable human characteristics? What happened to that Commandment thing?? Though, by resisting such made-in-human- imagery about a god-who-can-do-stuff( rather than a god-that-is-done) am I falling off Planet Christian? ooops !! ….and now I’ve run out of hyphens…. and dots —:(


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