First World … Formation

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial that has come upon you, as though something strange were happening to you… (1 Peter 4:12) Sometimes, if they seem open to the idea, I suggest to people that God doesn’t ask us to go through the sorts of things He wasn’t (isn’t?) willing to go through Himself. He became a human being for that very purpose. And HeContinue reading “First World … Formation”

The Greatest Commandment

“Discipline” sounds regimented and dull. It sounds like punishment. It sounds like it could be guilt-inducing. It doesn’t sound at all like the way to foster freely-given and spontaneous love for anybody.

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