Don’t let God’s name be defined by hate and fear. The world needs more generous words about God. The God we speak of, the One we pray to in this place, our God blesses life in all its diversity. God works for liberation for ALL people. The world needs more words about the God of forgiveness and love, the God who invites us to grow up. Say the word “God.”
Francis chose a way that cost him, a way that asked him to suffer, to suffer with those who were in pain, with those who had been abused.
Bathsheba’s story is a prototypical story. Men have done this to women again and again. How can we break this cycle?