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Are Christian politicians called to imitate Jesus? What about justice with the sword and ordering creation?

A photo posted by Melissa Vincent (@misvincent) on Oct 20, 2015 at 4:55am PDT In a discussion about politicians and Christians this became a central…

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“There will come a time you’ll see…

“There will come a time you’ll see with no more tears and love will not break your heart but dismiss your fears, get over your hill and see what you’ll find there, with grace in your heart and flowers in your hair” ~Mumford & Sons “after the storm” Some times when I look around the streets of #Manila and see the garbage, the concrete and the metal that overwhelms it reminds me of the hundreds of voices I hear every month idealizing about living in the countryside. The wild nature is calling to them. I wonder: Who will be the leading Filipino to fuel the vision of greenspace and gardens for everyone in metro Manila? In the #Philippines gardens are for the rich and privileged, it’s been like that for most of global urban history. In cities, gardens are a luxury. In contrast I believe God created us to love and find wholeness in nature. The Creator designed us that living creation would be a part of our healing, a part of our spirituality and a part of our vision of a healed people. When I look at this pic and I see the garbage, the concrete and the dead grass I pray that the garden in Rev 22 would be a vision of hope I embody in my life, not a futile vision I hope for in some distant future.

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