Rich Paxson

What grandeur is made possible by finding ourselves part of a real family, one that forms its unity around the presence of the Forgiving Victim?

Jesus, the Forgiving Victim, opens up each one of us to the grandeur of discovering our true selves as created daughters and sons of God. We are not the false selves, the patterns of desire, that the social other consistently works to create within us. The Forgiving Victim brings us to recognize and to love our neighbors even as God first loved us. We find the grandeur in this fellowship in both old and new friendships in the ever expanding family of God. The inner peace and the joy of life in Jesus flow within the regular cycles of the day where the warm embrace of neighbor happens in places as disparate as a grocery store aisle, in a church, or on a stage in front of millions.