A feel good story

This is how I feel on a lot of issues – I don’t have to be wrong for you to be right. If there was a group in a circle and inside that circle – was Jesus, each person that formed the circle would have a different perspective and image of Jesus.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-brad-hirschfield/finding-faith-on-the-road-where-deep-commitment-and-openness-meet_b_1501569.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D163258

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3 thoughts on “A feel good story

  1. “I don’t have to be wrong for you to be right” only works in many situations. But there are actually a few things in life that really are black and white.

    I say, “This is free.”
    You say, “This costs $5.”
    In order for you to be right, I MUST be wrong because either it’s free or it isn’t.

    As opposed to
    I say, “This costs $2.”
    You say, “This costs $5.”
    You can be right AND I can be right. Because if it costs $5, then it also costs $2. Plus some.

    I find Jesus-as-the-only-path-to-salvation to be one of those black and white things. He either IS the only path, or he isn’t. If Jesus is NOT the only way, then I am wrong if I say he is. If Jesus IS the only way, then I am wrong if I say he isn’t. I the key is the word “only” because it’s exclusionary.

    The “I don’t have to be wrong for you to be right” would be the *way* we follow him. rosaries, confession, speaking in tongues, sitting, standing, incense, singing, speaking, in a church, in a house… local, mission field… those are negotiable.

  2. yup. even back in the day people hearing the same jesus say the same things came away with different impressions. he tells the parable of the soils in mark 4 to explain the phenomenon. unfortunately, jesus himself indicates that not all perspectives are not valid ones.

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