We can have all that we ever dream. Everything. But if we are not walking faithfully with God, we will find leanness of the soul.
Thus, boundaries are not—and cannot—be individual constructs. They are formed in relationship and these relationships will often plant stakes that are in tension with each other.
This has led me to wrestle through the following notion – the times when the first two rules of Methodism – “do no harm” and “do good” seem to be at odds.
“I remember the day they gave me a key to the building. And it became this visible, tangible proof of the belief they’d had for years.”
From the beginning, the designed purpose of the Wesleyan Doctrine Series was to address the ways we as Christians speak of God in communion with the church catholic through the ages.
I need to “move into the neighborhood” (John 1:14, The Message) like Jesus and grow roots. I must become more specific and contextualized in my discipleship. All of this, of course, is grounded in the interdynamic relationship between humanity and land, which is quintessential to neighboring – to discipleship.