God is love. God Loves the world. We are his children of love, and before we are anything else - we are loved.
Thoughts from the November Worship Gathering:
...If we have really understood the vision of Heaven coming to Earth that Jesus preached regularly - if we can really see Jesus’ imagination for the possibility of a new type of human world, then we must EITHER agree with Jesus that ALL are alive and deserve to be treated with dignity and love and empathy - OR - we must admit we disagree with Jesus.
Jesus’ resurrection is the foundation of a new world. Not the world of tribal exclusion and violence and revenge, but the world imagined in Jesus words, ‘Father forgive’ and born in the resurrection and empty tomb. The old world with its massive blood debts and loyalties is gone. The new world of mutual love and sacrificial compassion for all of our neighbors has come.