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Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Outside the box

In today’s Gospel (John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30), people are confused about Christ because he does not seem to fit the “box” into which they have placed him.

“But we know where he is from. When the Christ comes, no one will know where he is from.”

So Jesus cried out in the temple area as he was teaching and said,
“You know me
and also know where I am from.
Yet I did not come on my own,
but the one who sent me,
whom you do not know,
is true.
I know him,
because I am from him,
and he sent me.”

In today’s world, there are many who seek to lock people of faith into such boxes: rigid categories that conform more to their simplistic viewpoints rather than to reality.

We don’t have to play that game.

As people of faith, loyal to the truth that comes from God, we may have much in common with “conservatives”, yet also with “liberals.”

We should not let other people pigeonhole us or oversimplify us, our faith, or our Church.

We should think and live and act outside the boxes of this world, but totally and purely within the truth and love of God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.