Love is not In Charge

Because of the way love operates–dying for rather than killing, serving rather than ruling, giving rather than taking–love cannot create a “steady state” in the moral order. Love will not be consistently “in charge” of an evil world because love will not use violence to forcibly keep dissenting others in line.Thus our experience of love–the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven–is experienced as “patchy, intrusive, and unpredictable.” The Kingdom of God is not a location to be defended by arms and high walls. The Kingdom of God is an event.

Source: Experimental Theology: Unpublished: Weakness and the Kingdom

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