Friday, June 21, 2013

3 primary colors


"We will never become the people of hope and blessing we're meant to be until we learn how to wake up and pay attention to the glory and pain, beauty and suffering that are in lives all around us ... 

When Jesus was wrapping up his days on earth, he didn't tell us to go to church. He didn't tell us to engage in a spiritualized version of channel surfing, as we hop from place to place in search of just the right programming to entertain us. He told us to get out and actually do the stuff he'd already been doing, painting the hope of God's reign on the canvas of God's world. He told us we're artists... 

Thankfully, God has shown us that hope, in its million different forms, always springs from three primary colors: justice, mercy, and love.” 

R.Dahlstrom, The Colors of Hope: Becoming People of Mercy, Justice, and Love
Photo: TroyLivesay

1 comment:

sj said...

YES! richard is my pastor here in seattle. a wise, funny, thought-provoking man. glad to hear those outside of seattle are reading him!