Our world can be brutal to children. That sentence alone should be enough to make us have a long hard look at how we raise them and how we educate them. Not just in Australia. But everywhere. But despite the psychological carnage, school websites and the marketing information they release tells a different story to our children. Schools speak with flashy taglines. Children speak with anxiety, self-harm and suicide attempts. And we all know only one of the two voices I referred to here is of any substance.
Religions weaken and limit God's right to authority and sovereignty over his own life. They have greedily divided God among themselves, guaranteeing he would be kept at arms length from the abusive world we have created. Conditional expression is the way of life that honours God. It honours and acknowledges all God's direct messengers, but honours Jesus as the true living Word of God. the embodiment of what honouring God should look and feel like.
'When it comes to helping us measure our capacity for genuine love and compassion, our families are perfect. They show us who we really are. They will reveal if we are hateful, self-righteous or judgemental. Or if it is truly love we carry in our hearts.'