I recall a time when my son was about 18 months old. I had him strapped into a backpack and was rushing to catch the bus. Apparently I missed my step and fell down an entire flight of stairs (13 to be exact). I was bruised and bleeding and had torn my jeans ... but my main concern was, naturally, for my child.
My fears were alleviated, though, when from behind me I heard a gleeful giggle followed by, "Again!"
"When he called his society together, Jesus gave its members a new way of life to live. He gave them a new way to deal with offenders - by forgiving them; He gave them a new way to deal with violence - by suffering; He gave them a new way to deal with money - by sharing it; He gave them a new way to deal with problems of leadership - by drawing upon the gift of every member, even the most humble; He gave them a new way to deal with a corrupt society - by building a new order, not smashing the old; He gave them a new pattern of relationship between man and woman, between parent and child, between master and slave, in which was made concrete a radical new vision of what it means to be a human person."
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