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Permission to Lament | Spiritual Friendship
But lament is different. If despair says, “The road has no destination,” lament sounds a contrasting note: “I know there will be joy when I arrive at the destination, but I’m not there yet, and this road feels very long and hard sometimes.” If despair gives up on the pilgrim way, lament keeps putting one foot in front of the other—while crying (Psalm 126:5-6). If despair’s head is downcast, lament’s face may be shining with tears but it is upturned, addressing God. If despair gives up, lament gives way on occasion—to frustration (Psalm 13:1-2), to groaning (Romans 8:18-25), to complaining (Psalm 22:1).
loneliness  spirituality  religion  christianity  lgbtq  church  friendship  via:wesleyhill 
january 2017 by dirtystylus
The President-Elect
What God sends us as chastisement we will endure, and what princes attempt against the common good we will resist.
election2016  donaldtrump  christianity  whatnow  via:wesleyhill 
november 2016 by dirtystylus
Confessions of a Carioca: Reconciling the Irreconcilable
The New Testament’s emphasis is not on people learning to live with what divides then, but learning to live out what unites them
via:wesleyhill  theology  episcopal  church  queerness  lgbtq  inclusion  gospel  religion  christianity 
november 2016 by dirtystylus

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