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Mark 7:14 Listen to me, all of you, and understand.
Getting why and how reversed is an age-old pitfall. Cain and Abel, Saul and David, Pharisees and Jesus...confusing the importance of why and how makes it easy to separate “us” from “them.” Once we do that, we feel righteous when we spew meanness and draw battle lines and lose the point entirely.
We love God. There are as many answers as for why we love God as there are answers for why some people refuse to believe there is a God at all. We love God, and there are as many ways to love God as there are stars in the sky. Why would we choose to push away the answers to “why” or the questions about “how”?
“There are a million ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”—Rumi
Today the Church remembers William Wilberforce, 1833.