Friday, September 10, 2010

The Repair Mechanism

"The Jesus communities were never conceived of as utopias.  They are learning laboratories of forgiving love.  They are messy places where we make mistakes in relating to others and practice the repair mechanism that Jesus stressed so heavily in his teaching....

...The primary repair mechanism is forgiveness."

    - Ken Wilson, Jesus Brand Spirituality: He Wants His Religion Back, page 187