To know wonder
is to keep wondering.
So to know wonder
is, more often than not,
not to know.
Jesus offered charity in personal encounter,
but understood his mission to be one of justice.
So we can always find money to go to war,
but not to feed our hungry?
Is that because there are always those
making money when it comes to war?
God is consistent,
no matter the cost to God—
which is where God and our country part ways,
and perhaps where God and church do as well.
We either pay the cost of confronting our world with the gospel,
or the cost of conforming to the world instead of the gospel.
Jesus proves that his story as a follower of God,
is more important than his circumstances.
We often assume our circumstances are the story.
Easter is not intellectual assent,
but visceral knowledge
and personal commitment.