Friday, August 09, 2013

95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity: #12

“The first word of the Lord’s Prayer is Our. That’s important. The prayer Jesus taught us is a prayer of community and reconciliation, belonging to a new kind of people who have left the land of “me.” This new humanity is an exodus people who have who have entered a promised land of “we,” to whom “I” and “mine” and “my” are things of the past . . . . “Your kingdom come” is always a reminder that we do not possess the kingdom as our own. We have been invited to become living members of Christ’s body.  But the body still belongs to Christ.”

Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Become the Answer to Our Prayers: Prayer for Ordinary Radicals (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2008), 18, 29. 

[Read the Introduction to 95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity here.]

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