The Blog of Gordon Pruitt the Pastor of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Richmond Virginia

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Jesus Wants to Save Christians 2

Chapter 2 of Jesus wants to Save Christians begins with the Israelites in exile in Babylon. They cry out and God as God always does hears their cry. They write "because it's when we're fully present in our pain, when we're willing to sit in our tears, that we're ready to imagine a different kind of tomorrow." This is what happens in exile. They start to reimagine a new exile, like the ones they had from Egypt, a new exodus. Only this new exodus would be different, it would be a new way, a new marriage with a new covenant, a new city, with a new temple that would be big enough for everyone, not just the Israelites. Moses was the leader of the first exodus, who or what would the leader of the new exodus look like? This person would be a prophet like Moses, a servant, a prince of peace, and a son of David.


Alison said...

Rob and Don continue after talking about tears and imagining tomorrow "Take away the comforts of the kindom, deprive a person of the structures and institutions of empire, and they just might find the spine to envision a new tomorrow." We live in very uncertain times right now, with structures collapsing. This is an opportunity to find the spine to envision a new tomorrow.

jejeel said...

Have you guys seen either of these sites yet, or Looks like Rob doing something different, again.