A meditation on living within the truth of the Gospel
The truth of the gospel unfolds in very human ways. There is a priest who is criticized for black shoes and socks not worn in altar, holy space. Her choices lean toward flip flops and pink; pink in footwear and sometimes, hair; expressions of joy shown in a new and holy, human ways. God gives us joy in abundant measure; we express it in our unique humanity. There is a priest who partied too much, she thinks, looking at the behavior of one night instead of at the fullness of a life, of joy found in safe places and good friends and laughter.
The truth of the gospel tells us that we all have faults and that God loves us anyway. God created us as humanity, in the image of God, not of God’s substance. We are humanity, not perfection and truth. We look to Truth for life everlasting, experienced only briefly now, in glimpses of heaven found in friends, health, and radical hospitality. The gospel is never hidden… sometimes we just don’t see it.