The Church as Both Sign and Promise

“The Christian community is both a sign and a promise of God’s coming liberation. We are the presence of God’s liberating kingdom in a broken world. We are the place where liberation can be found, offering a home for exiled people. We are to welcome the broken people to a community of broken people. We are the community among whom liberation is a present reality – the jubilee people who live with new economic and social relationships. We are the light of the world, a city on a hill. The challenge for us is to articulate Jesus’ message of a liberation in a way that connects with people’s experience and offers a place of liberation in the Christian community.”

-Tim Chester, Good News to the Poor, 97.

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Posted on September 17, 2012, in Christian Life, Great Quotes and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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