Shane Claiborne in Esquire magazine

Esquire magazine asks Shane Claiborne to address those who don't believe.

He begins by apologising:

"To all my nonbelieving, sort-of-believing, and used-to-be-believing friends: I feel like I should begin with a confession. I am sorry that so often the biggest obstacle to God has been Christians. Forgive us for the embarrassing things we have done in the name of God."

Then he moves onto the good news:

"I want to invite you to consider that maybe the televangelists and street preachers are wrong — and that God really is love. Maybe the fruits of the Spirit really are beautiful things like peace, patience, kindness, joy, love, goodness, and not the ugly things that have come to characterize religion, or politics, for that matter.
The Bible that I read says that God did not send Jesus to condemn the world but to save it… it was because "God so loved the world." That is the God I know, and I long for others to know."

h/t: Banksy

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