Tuesday, March 06, 2012

All the strayed and stolen sheep...

How do we learn to bless, rather than damn, those with whom we disagree, those whom we fear, those who are different? ... All of Creation groans in travail. All will be redeemed in God's fullness of time, all, not just the small portion of the population who have been given the grace to know and accept Christ. All the strayed and stolen sheep. All the little lost ones.... To look for hell, not heaven, is a kind of blasphemy, for we are called to live in hope.

Madeline L'Engle, A Stone for a Pillow

I have strayed like a lost sheep.
Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.

Psalm 119.176 NIV


Sue said...

Bless Madeline L'Engle. What she says here is beautiful.

And bless you too, Mike. You have a beautiful soul :)

Mike Farley said...

Thank you, Sue. Dunno what to say. But thanks, really!