I was talking with my friends Kim and Craig last night and the conversation was inspiring. A good look at Jesus would lead me to believe that he never gives us permission to make the call about who is in or out of the kingdom of God. On the contrary, Jesus was particular about pointing out just how surprised we will all be to find out. This to me is a welcome shift. If I am not to be to concerned with figuring out who's "saved" and who's not, it changes my mission. Love (the God-kind, not the perverted sort) becomes the very center of mission. I can be confident that my mission is to be changed, and then go change things, through Love. There is something a lot less colonial about that than working my butt off to get people to agree with my list of mental assumptions.
Posted by JJ at 1.6.02