As long as you can deal with life as a set of universal abstractions, you can pretend that the binary system is true. But once you deal with concrete reality—with yourself, with someone you love, with actual moments—you find that reality is always a mixture of good and bad, dark and light, life and death. Reality requires more a both/ and approach than either/ or differentiation.
Only when we live and see through God’s eyes can “everything belong.” All other systems exclude, expel, punish, and protect to find identity for their members in some kind of ideological perfection or purity.
Jesus’ basic justice agenda was simple living, humility, and love of neighbor. We all have to live this way ourselves. From that position, God can do God’s work rather easily.
Less really is more. Only those who have nothing to prove and nothing to protect, those who have enough space in them to embrace every part of their own soul, can receive the Christ.
To say this much is to approach one of the great findings of modern philosophers and students of literature, namely, that meaning is never inherent solely in the words of a text. Rather, meaning derives from an interaction between text and reader, or speaker and listener; that is to say, the meaning of a text always depends in some measure on the set of assumptions about the text that a particular reader/ listener carries with him or her.From: a.co/fZQVUyz
G.K. Chesterton once said, “It’s not that Christianity has been tried and found wanting; it’s that it has been found difficult and left untried.” 2