No… End of talk… Just kidding… But maybe asking about why life is or isn’t fair is the wrong question in a lot of ways. Kyle wonders if underneath questions of fairness is the human tendency toward comparison, and offers some suggestions on what we can do about that and some examples of prayer that might help.
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Living to prove ourselves is exhausting. St. Paul and modern psychological research on shame & vulnerability both demonstrate this. The better alternative is one of the great tasks of life to learn to live out, but it can change communities from the inside out.
In a jumble of plenty of negative experiences with church, there has been a noteworthy thread through Kyle's life of experiences of feeling unconditional loved by something outside of himself. What has that taught him? What can that teach us?
Connection with people different from us is something we think matters immensely if we want the deep, full life Jesus modeled and taught. But how is that is even possible in today's world without ending up "standing for nothing"? We think it's by standing for the Respectful Conversation.
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