This week I’m stopping and thinking about contemporary polarization and the ways we see others.
If you’re in Addis, you’re warmly invited to blueMoon at 5:30pm (opposite Sapphire Hotel). I’ll be speaking about the Neighbor-Love Movement and how we might see others as neighbors. Big thanks to Dr. Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin for her hospitality.
Yours with gratitude,
How do you see others?
Seeing others as angels is unfair. It gives them too much credit and sets them up to fail.
Seeing others as demons is also unfair. It gives them too little credit and sets them up to fail.
These seemingly opposite ways of seeing others are actually the same. They both refuse to behold – to see and embrace – the human being. They both need idols – super-human objects – to worship or smash, to adore or destroy.
The Bible’s basic vision of humanity is more complex and subtle. We are neither angels nor demons... Read More