”God is not waiting around for us to prove our worthiness.” - Greg Boyle, Barking at the Choir.
Let’s face it. “We don’t always get it right.” In fact, more often than not we get it all wrong. God isn’t asking us to perfect in the sense that we never mess up, that our “t’s”are perfectly crossed and our “i’s” are dotted with just the correct amount of effort and energy. God just wants us to be in a constant state of trying to get it right. If we are always in the process of trying then we are always moving towards God and not waisting our time doing something that draws us away. One of those “waist of time” is worrying about being perfect enough, or right enough, or good enough to receive the love of God or others.
When speaking to celebrating mass in detention facilities, Boyle writes, “I remind folks before receiving the Eucharist that, as human beings, we often do t always get things right. So I welcome them to the human race, the whole catastrophe, in all our imperfections, so they will come to the communion table.”
We are all worthy to receive God’s love, grace, mercy, and sacrifice. As we are. Where we are. No matter what. This is the love Jesus taught and gave away. The very love we too are called to live. Thankfully, “God is not waiting around” for us to come to our senses.
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An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”