Reconcile. And be reconciled.

-Dan Behrens

The gospel of Mark (particularly the early chapters 1-3) shows us Jesus is at once compassion and consolation, and is such in what is most often revealed as a hostile environment. Compassion is at the heart of reconciling ministry or maybe its the other way around—reconciliation at the heart of compassion. Reconciliation, or our intent to act compassionately toward all evils, is a Spirit-led response to Fight or Flight, our aim to disarm the defensive and give the weary a safe place to land; as if to say to our neighbor “let down your arms and lets talk. Come. Sit. My porch is enough for you and all your complicated burdens.”


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