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In Christ, God calls all to reconciliation

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In Christ, God calls all to reconciliation.

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. In it we experience peace with God. The Spirit of God
teaches us the way of peace and bears through us the fruit of peace: with the
least, the last and the lost; with the outsider, the stranger and the enemy;
with all creation. God invites us to participate in a new reconciled humanity
in Christ.

Brian D. McLaren

Brian D. McLaren is author of A New Kind of Christianity and We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation.

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