Reflection 11.2.18

11/02/2018

We have imagined that Christianity itself is a religion of virtue. But no, Desmond Tutu reminded us, ‘Christianity is not a religion of virtue; it is a religion of grace.’ And there’s a difference. A religion of virtue says, ‘If you are good, then God will love you.’ A religion of grace says, ‘God loves you.’ God loves you despite your foibles and failures, not because you’re so good but as a sinner in need of mercy. God loves you; live then as one who is beloved, who has been forgiven.

~Anthony Robinson


Reflection 5.29.18

05/29/2018


Reflection 4.27.18

04/27/2018

I don’t preach a social gospel; I preach the gospel, period. The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is concerned with the whole person. When people were hungry, Jesus didn’t say, ‘Now is that political or social?’ He said, ‘I feed you.’ Because the good news to a hungry person is bread.

~Desmond Tutu


Reflection 3.16.18

03/16/2018

If you are neutral in a situation of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has his foot on the tail of the mouse, and you say you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

~Desmond Tutu


Reflection 1.2.17

01/02/2017

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Reflection 11.15.16

11/15/2016

I don’t preach a social gospel; I preach the gospel, period. The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is concerned with the whole person. When people were hungry, Jesus didn’t say, ‘Now is that political or social?’ He said, ‘I feed you.’ Because the good news to a hungry person is bread.

~Desmond Tutu


Reflection 9.30.16

09/30/2016

What a tremendous relief it should be … to discover that we don’t need to prove ourselves to God.

~Desmond Tutu