What would happen if we let the love of God shine through us? What if we began to take the teachings of Jesus seriously and wrestled with them until we could find a way to practice them in public? Clarence Jordan’s example might inspire us to have the courage to be creative with our answers.
If we want to be born again, if we agree to be reborn by the love of God, to begin the world over again, then there is nothing that we are unable to bring into the light. There is nothing we are unable to wrestle with together. It is only then that the light of the love of God can begin to transform us. Only then can we see what that ever important verse really means that begins, “For God so loved the world…”
Only then can we begin to let that love of God shine through us and the Kingdom of God can begin to unfold.