Sunday, December 8, 2013


"Can you imagine land given to landless people? Not: can you implement it, can you plan it, can you achieve it?--only: can you entrust possibilities to God that go beyond your own capacity for control and fabrication?
The New Testament is not different. The people around Jesus are filled with the grudging hesitance of "yes, but." Jesus comes and says, Can you imagine a dinner for all? Can you imagine a blind boy to see? Can you imagine a prodigal welcomed home? Can you imagine a Pharisee reborn into childlike innocence? Can you imagine lepers healed, widows cared for, poor people made first-class citizens? Of course, it was judged impossible, but Jesus ran powerfully ahead of such fear."

(The collected sermons of Walter Brueggemann)

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