I’m pretty sure this little parable has something to say about mission and theology. What do YOU think?
Long ago, in a faraway land not very far from here, a Wise Man once gave a puzzle to his kids. Not just any puzzle – when solved, it showed the most beautiful picture ever seen, a deep beauty that could scarcely be imagined…
There is a HUGE difference between putting up a sign reading “Everyone welcome” and actually extending “compelling welcome” to individuals with disabilities.
We know the one who sends the rain, and it is the same one who has placed us here. We know him.
The soil is dark and rich, fertilized over years by suffering. But for as long as anyone can remember, people have thrown their garbage onto this field. It has happened for so long, that this field is seen as good for nothing but a garbage dump. Suddenly a flower appears.