When faced with all the crimes the Church has committed in the past and the present – the judgementality, the bigotry, the discrimination, even the violence – the Christian who doesn’t understand unity will turn to the world and denounce and condemn these “other Christians”, distancing themselves from their works.
But the Christian who understands unity will turn to the world and say, “I am sorry.”
One thing I’ve learnt to be true over the past year or so:
A person’s spiritual maturity is better measured by their relationships with the people around them than it is by how much they talk about spiritual things.
Anyone who would object to the notion of God on the grounds of suffering, should only do so with the knowledge that there exists one religion that conceives of a God who experienced more of that suffering than any other being in the universe, in order to rescue us from it.
If “God” is to be found guilty, then this God must be among those put on trial, as a suffering God is the only God Christians have ever proposed.