When my daughter was confirmed in the Christian faith last spring, I gave her Emily Dickinson's poem, "I dwell in Possibility."
God was in Christ, proclaiming and demonstrating the good news of the kingdom (or commonwealth). This new way of life challenges us to rethink everything in our lives that resists reconciliation.
We use flippancy and irony to shield ourselves from feeling. We relegate love to the realm of the romantic and sentimental, and dismiss it.
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