Making It Real

“Interestingly, forgiveness can only occur because we have been given the gift of the ability to make choices.  We have the choice to forgive or not to forgive and no one can force us to do either.  Conversely, if we want to forgive someone no one can stop us no matter how poorly they may[…]

Forgiving Jesus?

“But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper to fulfill all righteousness.”  The he (John) consented.” –Matthew 3:15 In the wake of Christmas, the lectionary moves quickly from the very spare accounts of Jesus’ early life to the event of his baptism and the advent of his public minstry.  On[…]

Soul Force

“To our most bitter opponents we say: “We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering.    We shall meet your physical force with soul force.  Do to us what you will, and we will continue to love you.  We cannot in all good conscience obey your unjust laws, because noncooperation with[…]