"Jesus...did not come to the people as their political and religious
master to put them in their place, subjugated and quietly resigned.
He did not force his own rule upon the people. Neither did he force
his own form upon a formless mass. He heard the call of the people
and called them out from their position as objects of the manipulation
and rule by others to be subjects of the new history of God with the
human race. The "folk movement" which Jesus enkindled is the movement
in which the people itself becomes the subject of its own new history
in the liberation movement of God. (107)"
Moltmann, The Passion For Life: A Messianic Lifestyle, translated by
M. Meeks, 1978.
November 4, 2008
In Honor of Election Day
Church, please don't forget who you are and where (read: who) your hope comes from.