Reflection: Jesus in the Margins

Jesus in the Margins

This book has me thinking about how Jesus ministered to the margins. Somehow, somewhere the evangelical North American church veered left of the road Christ called us to. We need to return to a place where sinners (read all of us, not the ‘unchurched’) can walk into a church and instead of saying, “I can’t relate to anybody here. There are so perfect, proper and sin-free”, they would say, “wow. I am so glad I came. These people have shown me such love. They are real people, warts and all. They aren’t in denial of all of these problems but show me hope that Jesus brought to people like us.” Just some thoughts.