So, who is us? It seems that "us" is everyone who is humble enough to enter this tent. It is anyone who is willing to draw together with God's varied and beloved creations, in all their messiness. It is anyone willing to set aside their opinions, and embrace people who look different, who smell different, who vote different, who believe different, in order to form a new kind of family.
It is messy yet beautiful, like a child's finger painting or a jazz improvisation. It is chaotic yet orderly, like a coral reef or a beef stew. But imagine if we removed the mess and the chaos. How boring would that be?
- What role (if any) did fear play in your faith, growing up?
- So, if God's not mad at us, is it okay for us to be mad at him? Explain.
- If you always thought God was mad at you, has this changed? In what way?
- If we shouldn't use "God's gonna getcha!" to reach people, what should we use?