Thursday, May 18, 2006

For the beauty of the earth

People choose to live out their faith in a variety of ways. Some choose to be a clanging gong in the ears of a world in need of harmony. Others choose to bury their heads in a world that cries for engagement. Still others claim to hold secret knowledge, and long to depart from the good earth. I am tempted by all of those, but somehow I believe we are called to something more. I believe we are to be singers of a beautiful song that enchants the world, to engage with those around us, and to shape the good earth to be a place where the beauty of God's Kingdom reality is made manifest for the sake of the whole world. To be an instrument of reconciliation instead of wreck. To be a flame and not ash. To spread shalom and not clutch tightly to things for fear of loss.

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