Countdown Day 63

Today’s quote is especially important for those of us who sometimes take heat for the questions we’re asking and the answers we’re exploring. We must keep our hands and hearts open in love – never clenched in defensiveness or aggression. If you’re struggling with that, here’s a link to a prayer that has helped me again and again.

Not everyone wants to join the quest for a new kind of Christianity. But that’s okay. Skeptics’ resistance, suspicion, and opposition are actually a gift, and through their critique we on the quest will grow wiser and stronger. In this way, even they will contribute to what is trying to be born in, through, and among us. (13)

From A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith (available February 9, 2010)