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jesus, theology -

Let me talk about shit for a minute. Years ago I read a book by Thomas H. Green, S.J., called, Weeds Among the Wheat. Wise book! He talks about the parable of Jesus where he teaches that the weeds shouldn't be removed because when you do you will uproot the wheat as well. The personal application is that we should use discernment when examining our lives and be gracious with ourselves, especially with what we think are negative aspects. Sometimes the things in our lives we don't like are there to be integrated and to develop our character and what we perceive are the more...

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abuse, church, theology -

What did we do when we felt powerless to do anything about evil-doers? We invented eternal torment.

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abuse, belief, church, sheep, theology -

What if wolves really think they're doing good? What if they actually think they're sheep? The other day I posted a cartoon of an LGBTQ sheep in the presence of wolves. One wolf says, "I can't believe it, but they just gave this one to us!" As usual, people who believe being LGBTQ is a sin came on to preach their relentless discrimination while trying to sound nice about it. One of my followers on Instagram responded to them by pointing out that even though they think they are being helpful, they are actually being hateful. They are, in fact, those wolves! What if wolves...

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church, feminism, theology -

It is almost always true that those in power are unwilling to relinquish it. This woman is not only standing up to a man, but an entire system that gave, supports, and protects his power. Which is why old structures need to be smashed. And will be! Like old wineskins.

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