June 19, 2016 - We have a shadow in us...

Father Jonathan reflects on the mass shooting of over a hundred people at a nightclub in Orlando. We have a shadow in us that tells us that we are wounded, shameful, unworthy, even of God's love. This is a witches' brew of anger and hatred that can manifest in horrible ways. You can't see good in yourself and therefore can't see good in others.

Our salvation starts with confronting the shadow and getting past this lie until the truth appears: God is absolutely crazy about us.

But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.