It’s easy to love those we hold dear. At least most of the time. It’s easy to love our neighbor. But it’s difficult to love our enemy. It goes against our instincts. It goes against our defense mechanisms.
But Jesus doesn’t listen to any complaints about difficulty. He just asks, invites, us to love. To love those those who are different, love to those who don’t belong, to love as he loved.
Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint is a new autobiography by Nadia Bolz-Weber. Nadia is a lutheran pastor at House for all sinners and saints in Denver and this is her second book. I’ve been listening to the audiobook for just over a week and wanted to share five thoughts about this excellent book.
So this is my recommendation: buy the book. Get the audiobook on the side. Listen to Nadia. Read Nadia. Be inspired.