Blessed? Week 3 in 19 tweets:

Posted: 11/22/2016 in Uncategorized

BlessedLogo.pngBlessed week 3 in 19 tweets:

If you want to live a normal, ordinary, comfortable, safe life- you really should look for a different church – because here you are going to be challenged to not be normal.

Blessing isn’t what God GIVES us, it’s God WITH us

There is a huge difference between peace keeping and peace making

We cannot / must not settle for peace keeping. We must push to peace making

Peacemakers run toward conflict / peace keepers run away from it

There are all kinds of people living in isolation, we can’t be ok with that

Jesus is radically and totally opposed to exclusion in any form

Our inclusiveness needs to extend past our twitter feed

We must lift our eyes up from our islands of bias and privilege, look across the chasm of separation and see on the other side beloved children of God

When we see someone in need, let’s remember that we’re more like them than unlike them

We cannot follow Jesus and stay where we are

We must build bridges and shout – you don’t have to love us but you are going to know that we love you! And, more importantly that God loves you in real ways.

We are peace makers with our eyes when we choose to make eye contact with those we usually wouldn’t

We are peace makers with our ears when we choose to listen to people tell their stories

We are peace makers with our mouths when we choose to simply smile at strangers

We are peace makers with our voice when we speak value to others and give our voice to the voiceless

We are peace makers with our hearts when we choose to pray for God to help us FEEL what others FEEL

We are peace makers with our hands when we choose to reach out to serve

We are peace makers with our feet when we choose to go places we don’t normally go

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