March 19, 2017

Giving Up The Idea That We Understand Life and Love

In an interview Nadia Bolz-Weber once said, “My congregation is a place where difficult truths are spoken out loud about ourselves and about the world. And beautiful truths about God are spoken out loud as well.”

And listen to this. She says, “There's so much pretending out there. We have to pretend that we're not smarter than our boss. We have to pretend we love our partner more than we do. We have to pretend that everything is fine. There's just so much pretending in our lives we have to muster up, I think the church needs to be a place where that doesn't have to happen. Just for one hour during the week, they can exhale and the truth about everything can be spoken in a sacred space.”