(Un)Common Wisdom

Thoughts and wisdom from the people who follow the Way of the Christ

Love your enemies

If you take the ‘love your enemy’ out of Christianity, you’ve ‘unChristianed” the Christian faith
Miroslav Volf.

‘Loving the enemy’ is a hard but essential teaching of Jesus the Christ. It is a radical statement that God’s approach to hatred is to respond with compassion and mercy. Yet even those of us who claim to follow Jesus often pass this teaching by on the other side, claiming it to be idealistic at best, cowardly at worst.

Yet to ignore it is to turn our back on the one who forgave even as he was murdered by the system.

Rt. Rev. Richard Holloway: The Sacred Space

The former Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Richard Holloway, speaks of the need for spaces to grasp ‘that which is of God’.

Is there a role for our buildings to be developed, not to be useful but instead to help us go deeper into the heart of God?

What can we do with our buildings?