… friends. It’s best to wait until you’ve been exposed to a new word multiple times before using it. Learning is a marathon, not a sprint.
It’s in Jesus death we are invited to give up the endless cycle of death and vengeance and choose the life that is truly life — lived in some sort of threefold chord of love, for the Divine, for our neighbors, and for ourselves.
As Cynthia Bourgeault writes: “As we get used to this new angle of vision [beyond the myth of redemptive violence and its twin compadres anger and guilt] we probably need to begin with some deconditioning…”