The gospel

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are confusing you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.
                  —Galatians 1. 6-7

Beneath the theological theories and complicated explanations, the truth is simple. God is love. At the heart of everything is the mystery of God’s infinite, embodied, indwelling love for all Creation. You are Beloved, you and everyone else equally, and love beckons to you live in love. Christ shows us how to live in love, shows us the power of love. Love is the gospel. Everything else is a footnote. All doctrine, all orthodoxy, all religion, all beliefs and practices, laws and and obedience, insights and traditions are all mere reflections upon the miracle but they are not the miracle. The love you give and receive, that is the gospel. Don’t bother with another gospel. Don’t fight over the details. Don’t give your life to a footnote. Live the love, the whole love, and nothing but the love. Root your life deeply in the gospel of compassion, the mystery, the gift, the wonder, the grace of God’s love for us and in us. Let love be your being, your breathing, your consciousness, your actions. Let compassion for all living beings be your life. Let yourself become Christ, the embodied love of God, in the spirit of Jesus. Beloved, love deeply. That is everything.

Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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