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The whole world goes blind.

Surely this won’t be the first time you’ve heard this text. It contains nuggets of wisdom that are well known in popular culture: ‘turn the other cheek,’ ‘go the extra mile,’ love your enemy.’ It’s the stuff that caused Gandhi to say “an eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind.” It’s a call, not to violence, but to peace. Yet, the wisdom being well known or even widely quoted doesn’t mean we’re any more apt to actually live by it.

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Jesus’ Shortest Stories

You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world. You just are. Salt keeps food from going bad. So, keep America from going bad. Don’t be so afraid. Wel-come the stranger. Embrace the other and the different. “Hate what is evil. Hold fast to what is good. Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all.”

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Equipped to Stand

What are some things you are coping with? What are some things that cause you great stress? What are those things in your life that cause you to have great anxiety? What are those things that cause you to fear? What are those things in your life that distress you? What are those things in your life that make you say, “I just want to give up and quit?” And what are those things that cause you to think about your very existence?

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The Gospel Truth

Now is the time to listen to Jesus’ disruptive and comforting truth…blessed are those who hunger after integrity and thirst for justice…and be strengthened to stand up to oppression. Blessed are those who mourn for a world on the brink of losing justice, kindness and humility so they may be comforted by God’s strength to speak out.

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