by Ken Sehested
We are free to act boldly because we are safe.
We are safe because we are at rest.
We are at rest because we have been forgiven.
We are forgiven because we have come to know that Jesus meets us in our weakness, not our strength.
In the strength of our weakness we find our security, allowing our fears to recede, which is what allows us to act boldly, even in the face of threat, for the “sake” of Jesus, which he himself identified as the sake of the world’s little ones lacking protection and provision. (cf. Matthew 25)
Such is the journey, ever onward, of spiritual formation for God’s coming Commonwealth when Earth’s bounty will be freed from the shackles of privilege.