The Spirit of our Creator has empowered us to enter into holy partnerships. Partnerships are relationships with a shared stake in the outcome. Rather than pessimism or optimism, the hope of the gospel is the hope of a holy, covenant partnership with creation, each other, and God.
"When we let the gospel of God’s radical welcome redefine for us who and what is sacred, we begin to declare our collective belovedness in our behavior, in our language, and in our attitude. We begin to practice it with such intensity that it becomes central to how we see ourselves, and it begins to influence how people in the world around us see themselves."