“When religions assume that their adherents are chosen only to be blessed, and forget that they are blessed to be a blessing, they distort their identity and the drift from God’s calling for them. When they assume that they are blessed exclusively rather than instrumentally, when they see themselves as blessed to the exclusion of others, rather than for the benefit of others, they become part of the problem instead of part of the solution.”



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  1. That is basically what I’ve always wanted to articulate, but have never had the words to do so.

  2. LaLanza says:

    i’m right there with you.
    or mcclaren.
    rob bell says something to that effect reffering to
    “god bless america” bumber stickers.
    he says that go has blessed america, so
    in turn, in what way is america blessing the world?

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