How Do We Process This?

A horrific tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, Oklahoma, on the afternoon of May 20th.  The devastation was shocking to say the least.  Other communities have also been the targets of storms of varying degrees of intensity in recent days.  In light of these events, I thought it might be good to re-post an entry originally posted on December 18th, 2012, to help remind us how we as Kingdom people are to process these events.

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To Study or to Obey?

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“Humanly speaking, we could understand and interpret the Sermon on the Mount in a thousand different ways.  Jesus knows only one possibility:  simple surrender and obedience, not interpreting it or applying it, but doing and obeying it.  That is the only way to hear his word.  He does not mean that it is to be discussed as an ideal; he really means us to get on with it.”

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer [1]

Powerful words.  Words to meditate on.  Words that will help us learn to live in the Reign.

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[1] Quoted in the opening of Salt and Light by Eberhard Arnold (e-book).  Farmington, Plough Publishing House, 2007.