Holy Heretics Daily Devotional: November 1, 2016 —I Was In Prison, And You Visited Me
Today’s Devotional is compiled by Mercy Junction’s pastor Brian Merritt
The cure for evil and disorder is more liberty, not suppression. Alexander Berkman
Berkman the political Anarchist echoes the sentiment of another Christian anarchist that lived 2,000 years earlier, the theologian Paul. It is Paul’s radical notion that a Spirit of Christ that is becoming the community of faith in the world is one that is about freedom, and more freedom. Hands and feet of Christ in this world that holds those that are weakest to be those of the highest importance. As Paul points out, there truly is no law for those who are free in Christ. So, those who would reduce faith to a bevy of rules and regulations are no different than the legalistic followers who have surrendered their minds for the security of certainty.
We are called to leap forward into the great unknown, unkempt from the mores of tradition or the iron fists of power. We are free and that is the greatest threat to principalities and powers and rulers of darkness in this world. Freedom is our salvation, freedom is the only goal worth having.
Today’s Action: Try to navigate a familiar setting with one of your senses shut off for 1/2 an hour.
Sharing: We would love to hear what you felt was missing when one of your senses was limited.
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