Monday, August 11, 2008

The Community of the Cross

I'm glad Trevin Max is back from his blogging vacation- he puts out such good stuff. For example: The Community of the Cross « Kingdom People quoting from Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon, Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony.
“The world, for all its beauty, is hostile to the truth. Witness without compromise leads to worldly hostility.

“The cross is not a sign of the church’s quiet, suffering submission to the powers-that-be, but rather the church’s revolutionary participation in the victory of Christ over those powers.

“The cross is not a symbol for general human suffering and oppression. Rather, the cross is a sign of what happens when one takes God’s account of reality more seriously than Caesar’s. The cross stands as God’s (and our) eternal no to the powers of death, as well as God’s eternal yes to humanity, God’s remarkable determination not to leave us to our own devices.

“The overriding political task of the church is to be the community of the cross.”