How we reckon with others is important in the sense that every person is created in the image of God. If we dare not reconcile, then we risk devaluing something God chose to create and that God Himself values. What does it say about our attitude toward God when in our eyes we lessen the value of something He created?
- John M. Perkins, Follow Me To Freedom
Independence may be a cultural value, but it is not a gospel value and it does not work when the going gets tough. The gospel teaches us not independence but interdependence… community.
- Shane Claiborne, Follow Me To Freedom