Indeed, we are God’s holy place, and because this is [tried and] true, God is the sovereign author of life—of my life and of the life of the person to whose arms I was linked, of the family’s life inside the house, and of the ICE agents doing their job.
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In the gulf that remains between what we can know and say and what we cannot, therein lies the mystery and wonder at the very heart of the Christian faith. Rather than fearing this reality, rather than ignoring the God-sized elephant in the sanctuary, rather than reifying the alienating myth of certainty as the central component of our faith, apophatic theology invites us to welcome the unknown.
If I think, “This is the end of me and people like me; there is no one will come to my aid,” even then, you have not abandoned me. The weight of my oppression is mere dust to you, easily blown away with a breath of your spirit.
For the many of us who minister to young people, we’ve also sensed an added dimension to this moment in our history, namely, that the cultural rhetoric, fear, and competing narratives have seeped into their lives and discourse in a way that is in danger of being normalized.
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