“I am not of this world.”
“Socio-spiritual structures make up the one and only real world.”–Walter Wink
Our personal struggle with sin is only part of the Lenten journey. We must also face the evils structured in our world that thrive on our denial. Corporations, government, the criminal justice system, media, churches, families… all resist the self-giving love of Christ. All, to varying degrees, force us, oppressor and oppressed alike, into dehumanizing modes of unjust relationships. Face this reality with honesty and courage knowing that Easter is coming. Resurrection works outside this world system.
Don Golden is Executive Director at Red Letter Christians and works as a social justice consultant for agencies and churches. Don has an M.Phil in Religious Studies from the University of Wales, he co-authored Jesus Wants to Save Christians with Rob Bell, and is a minister at his home church, Douglas Memorial Community Church in Baltimore. Follow Don on Twitter @donrgolden.