Armor of God

         Put on the whole armor of God.
                   —Ephesians 6.11

You can’t wear two suits of armor at once.
Wear either the armor of defensiveness,
the armor of being right, of superior power;
or the armor of God: the armor of love.

Dare to walk into this world
unshielded from hurt and disappointment,
unprotected except by your faith in grace
and your trust in the Love at the heart of all things.
Be willing to be wrong, to be humiliated,
to be powerless, to suffer for love.
Let there be no armor, no barrier
between you and life.

Love is vulnerability,
which is receptiveness to life.
Therein lies its power.
It’s the armor of God.

You will be wounded; but you will live.
You will not be safe, but you will be saved.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

August 17, 2021

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