A writer-editor-teacher’s quote of the week #37

“[Jesus] invites us all beyond our narrow self-understanding— that egocentric sense of ourselves based on ethnic, cultural and national distinctions. Until these are transcended, we cannot claim our true identities as son and daughters of God. Until then, we can’t very well love those outside the ‘tribe’.”

– from Chapter 2, “‘I Give Them Eternal Life and They Shall Never Perish’,” in Lazarus, Come Forth! by John Dear

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