Obama ’08

18 Feb

We can repair this world. Obama used the phrase “repair the world”. Their is a Jewish phrase called Tikkun Olam. Tikkun means to repair and Olam means everything. The Jew’s believed that one day everything would be restored to everything it was meant to be. God’s dream for the world seemed to be shattered in the garden but ever since he has been on a shalom reclaiming process. And he is calling people to join in on restoring this world to everything that it was meant to be. At the cross Jesus took all of the broken pieces that have resulted from this shattered world and placed them upon himself and the resurrection is the promise that God will put everything to rights. Jesus calls his church to be a living eucharist, to break ourselves open, in his name and to join with the God who is restoring everything.

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