THE; Tattoos on the Heart Chapters 3&4

THE; Tattoos on the Heart Chapters 3&4 - Chapter 4 The...

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Alice Ross Tattoos on the heart Chap 3&4 Chapter 3 God is compassionate, loving-kindness. All we are asked to do is be in the world who God is. Certainly compassion was the wallpaper to Jesus’s soul, and the contour of his heart. Jesus doesn’t suggest that we cease to love those who love us when he nudges us to love our enemies. But to love the enemy and to find some spaciousness for the victimizer, as well as the victim, resembles more the expansive compassion of God. They chose a oneness in kinship and a willingness to live in others’ hearts. Jesus was not a man for others. He was one WITH others. The strategy of Jesus is not centered in taking the right stand on issues, but rather standing in the right place.
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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 4 The admonition not to move is nothing less than God’s own satisfaction at the sacredness, the loveliness that’s there in each one- despite what seems to be a shape that’s less than perfect. God eternally satisfied with all his sacredness. Jesus says, “You are the light of the world.” But what jesus doesn’t say is “one day if you are more than perfect and try really hard, you will be light.” What he also doesn’t say is that “if you play by the rules, cross your T’s and dot your I’s, then maybe you will become light.” Instead Jesus says straight out, YOU ARE LIGHT. It is the truth of who you are, waiting for only you to discover it....
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