Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"What's it all about? What's life all about? What's Christianity all about? What's salvation all about? My answer to that question now, my conviction now: 'it'--Christianity and salvation--is about transformation this side of death. The natural effect of growing up, beginning in childhood, is that we fall into bondage to cultural messages and conventions; experience separation and exile from the one in whom we live and move and have our being; become blinded by habituated ways of seeing and live in the dark, even dead in the midst of life; and hunger and thirst for something more. Salvation is about liberation, reconnection, seeing anew, acceptance, and the satisfaction of our deepest yearnings. Christianity at its best--like all of the enduring religions of the world at their best--is a path of transformation." 

-- Marcus Borg


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